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[Music Video] Surreal Geometry Constructs a World of Loops

This 2.5D isometric animation video explores the possibilities and limitations of the loop.

by DJ Pangburn
22 October 2015, 1:00pm

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The endless loop: what are its possibilities and limitations? As part of a final project for Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule, university student Felix Neumann, who previously co-created a cascading portal of light and geometry, built a 2D music video full of looping, animated isometric (cube-based) shapes. Titled "Beauty of the Loop," it resembles mobile game Monument Valley with its cascading geometry.

“The animation tries to fathom the possibilities and restrictions of exclusively working with loops,” Neumann notes. “The combination of these loops and the song takes the viewer on an expedition through a surreal geometric world—over and over again.”

A wide variety of isometric shapes can be drawn in two dimensions on isometric paper, which is often used for sketching out engineering designs. Neumann applies this technique for his music video, with pretty striking results. Together with music by Bluestaeb, Neumann creates a wonderful little exploration of mathematical loops in the form of sound and vision.

BEAUTY OF THE LOOP /// Animation from Felix von Líska on Vimeo.

Click here to see how Felix Neumann’s Beauty of the Loop took shape.

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