Looking at: David O’Reilly

His movie, The External World was part of the programme of our 2011 Winter screening. That film really surprised me with its sharp wit, insight and the kind of satire that I got used to for example when reading MAD. It’s the way to look at the world, pick out its absurdities, then amplify them until people cannot ignore what they see, have to confront them. It’s scary and liberating. It’s messing with your brain. …. I’m kinda not surprised that his Google+ tagline reads “Animating for World Peace”.

While looking around on Vimeo for other Future Shorts movies, I run into his other works, and been watching some of them, for example Please Say Something (click to see), a story of a relationship between Cat and Mouse. That was again messing with my brain, but left it illuminated.

Screenshot from the short film Please Say Something

A troubled relationship between a Cat and Mouse set in the distant Future.

I really like how so many of his works are freely available to show and share, but also can buy it if want to. Feels like it’s not just his movies which are set in the future, but also the way he does his work, art, and business is way ahead of the curve. And he did a lot of things, animating for U2, for MIA, for film festival opening, drawing to experiment, animating to perform. There’s just too many things to check, his films on Vimeo, or artwork on his site will keep me occupied for quite a while.

I wonder how messed up will I be after all that. But also can’t wait.

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