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CAKE

Kindly asked by FX to package season 5 of their anthology series Cake, we thought of all the ways you get CAKE in your body. You don’t just watch it with your cry-balls, but you absorb it through your sound lobes, your feets, your dainty digits, your beaks, and your teefies. Like a forced feeding of unique content you innocently pretend not to want, this CAKE is getting in.

Building out these ideas into physical realities resulted in a series of automated constructions we termed ‘Mechanicakes’. We built numerous body parts to interact with novel CAKE shapes in distinct fashion. Lifecasts were duplicated from silicon molds, hand sculpted appendages made from foam, and two part epoxy wonders were chemically brought into existence and combined with simple mechanized workings to loop actions over and over. Just FYI, we left out the automated butt cheeks to keep everything safe for work and safe for client, but know we were thinking of you.

Ten episodes, a Mechanicake for each episode. A metric cake-ton of deliverables.

The Mechanicakes are real mechanical constructions built, automated and photographed in the meat-space. Further post manipulations drive the resulting devices into the Venn diagram overlap of motion design.

Hey, we made the music, too.  Built from field recorded percussion, we took domestic items like silverware shakes, table top thumps, dough punches, güiro styled knife serrations, mixer motor noises, and other CAKE making related sources for programming.  Additionally, these sources were used within granular synthesizers to create melodic tones and lush pads.

But Kaniel, Delly… Why is the song called Waterlanding? What’s that got to do with CAKE?  Well, when we are invited to pitch creative ideas on a project, many concepts are left behind. One idea was a sentient bundt cake that soared above the clouds. With deadpan expression, it interacted with sweeping vistas and airline ephemera. With CAKE air travel on the brain, and needing a file name, Waterlanding was one of many proposed music directions. Filenames are weird.

Link to: Individual Episode Main Titles + Bumps Videos & Stills
Link to Process & Gifs: All Things CAKE

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Instagram Photography

May 24, 2022

Keep good notes.

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Instagram Photography

May 23, 2022

I’ve been to every city in Mexico. Came across an unclaimed piece of meat in Baja, turned out to be Rosie. Guess he picked a knife fight with somebody better. Found a passport of yours in Sumatra. Missed you by about a week in Fiji. But I knew you wouldn’t miss the 50-Year Storm, Bodhi.

Look at it! It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, man! Let me go out there and let me get one wave, just one wave before you take me in. I mean, come on man, where I am I gonna go? Cliffs on both sides! I’m not gonna paddle my way to New Zealand! Come on, compadre. Come on!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gf2hnyELUA

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Instagram Photography

May 22, 2022

If spring in Portland is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

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Film Instagram Photography Press

Bailey House Benefit Auction

Really enjoying the frame choice by @chelseaframes for our contribution to the @bailey_house gala & auction. Great choice of material and scale with the large color negative print from our Spectrography series. Countless great pieces, awesome frames. Thanks to @evandileo and @sarahgibeault for inviting us to participate in a positive cause.

More info: https://artsy.net/baileyhouse

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Instagram Photography

May 15, 2022

Piano store upfront- skate spot out back.

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Instagram Photography

May 14, 2022

Seismic event.

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Instagram Photography

May 13, 2022

Wise words: Value, bone. Pack less.