Experimental Animation Collection SAVORY SELECTIONS Comes to Limited Edition VHS via Brooklyn, NY Outfit RANDOM MAN!
The flow of fresh VHS continues to roll, Videovores, and today’s featured slab was brought to our analog attention by our resident rewind-inclined animation aficionado Taylor Duff: a name you’re sure to recognize if you’re familiar with Lunchmeat Magazine’s Animation from the Abyss! Fans of modern avant-garde works will take special interest in this initial VHS offering from Brooklyn, NY outfit RANDOM MAN, who describe themselves as a collaborative entity that “promotes underrepresented and overlooked works through publications and events.” You know we can dig it. RANDOM MAN’s first fresh VHS release is titled Savory Selections and, from the look of the trailer (which you can peep below!), offers up an intriguing medley of experimental audio / visual stimulation apt to appease your need for the flavorfully strange.
Here’s the full description on Savory Selections from the Official RANDOM MAN site:
If you blink your eyes rapidly enough the world begins to look like a weird flickering animation. This may cause permanent damage to your ORBICULARIS OCULI (eyelid muscle) or it may beef it up to a super-steroidal level that knocks your glasses off your face all the time. This is probably the best way to prepare your eyebrain for SAVORY SELECTIONS, the most breathtaking assemblage of contemporary "fucked-up style...and beyond" animation since Winsor McKay rode Gertie the Dinosaur into the Tron laser getting bitmapped and reconstituted as a GIF backpatch in a cybersquat in a boarded up GameStop at the mall. If that doesn't sound like fun to you, you should have your ears pierced... with a katana blade, that continues on through your neck, because you've forgotten what 'fun' is. But seriously folks, this is a magical mixtape of experimental video and animation encompassing a huge array of contempo approaches, all killer and no filler, suitable for projection on any classroom wall, DIY basement during anal funk band, museum trustee boardroom's descending ceiling-mounted screen, 50-foot-yacht sail, planetarium roof, or human stomach. Features: Melissa Brown, Jacob Ciocci, Char Esme, Wednesday Kim, Nick Lane, Amy Lockhart, Daniel Luedtke, Ben Mendelewicz, Peter Millard, Nino Mora, Michael O'Dell, Ivo Stoop, Devin Tamiazzo, Echo Theohar & Ray Ting Running time: 52 mins
A look at the SAVORY SELECTIONS VHS release from Random Man, man! Prepare your eyebrain!!
This is a limited edition of just 50 copies, and you can grab your slab of Savory Selections on VHS via RM’s site for just 20 bones, Tapeheads! Just click this here link! RANDOM MAN also offers a couple of indie print zines, and has another VHS release coming your rewind way in May called BUGS: a film by Life of a Craphead. You can get all the details on that DIY slice of satirical filmmaking by clicking this here hot-hot-hot link, Videonauts.