Enter a Rainbow Universe of Glitchy Electronic Music and Badly-Drawn Pokemon
Hundreds of Pikachus. Hundreds.
Of the thousands of images duplicated, mirrored, and warped into the chaotic experience that is VJ art collective BRDG's new video, BOSOZOKU, one, in particular, stands out: the Pikachu face wearing sunglasses, scrawled haphazardly between snapshots of cats, an occasional touch of Japanese religious idolotry, and an endless stream of computer-generated images cut together so fast it can overwhelm the senses. Sensitive viewers beware—the video, like their hyperactive flower animations, net-friendly video collages, and colorful kaleidoscopic visions from the past few years, should be watched with an open mind (and a firm grip on reality).
Released this morning, the mile-a-minute music was composed by DUB-Russell using Cycling74 Max/MSP, Yasuyuki Yoshida made the video with Derivative TouchDesigner, the Japanese girl seen hopping, skipping, and jumping throughout the minute and a half-long track is Shizu Mizuno, and the illustrators behind all those Pikachus are Mizuno and hima://. Check out BRDG's website for more of their mind-altering videos, and check out a few of our favorite moments from BOSOZOKU below: