In this experimental animated short from Renaud Hallée, we travel inside a mysterious mechanism made up entirely of revolving gearwheels, triangles and lines. In this whirling, hypnotic world, dozens of tiny gymnasts leap, somersault and twist through the air. Their spirited acrobatics trigger both narrative and musical sequences that are mesmerizing and, at times, dizzying. Half-figurative and half-abstract, The Clockmakers is a playful creation that is sure to captivate and dazzle its audience.
From the White House’s Photostream on Flickr, here’s President Obama with Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, learning how to do her “not impressed” look.
Almost as funny, here’s the reaction of Michelle Malkin’s twitchy.com, where they saw this tweet from McKayla Maroney…
Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President..?
…and instantly twitched to the wrong conclusion: Gymnast McKayla Maroney Not Impressed With President Obama?
Today’s insanity break is a video clip of some truly exceptional fixed-gear bicycle gymnastics, from somewhere in der Nederlands, via wrenchwench.