Artsy, Fartsy… and Cool

Here’s a trio of new short films (each less than 2 minutes) from a few artists I admire. They might make you laugh, or think, or simply smile. But all are worth your attention.

Helvetia Rocks by Martine Ulmer and Jonas Ott

Here is a animated promo video for a Swiss music/social network website. It is all about women rocking on stage – or some such. All I know is, it’s cool:

The Hunter by Charlyne Yi and Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

Comedian/performer Charlyne Yi (House, This Is 40) and songwriter/musician Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs (The Finches) collaborated on this sweet little animated fable. It’s Artsy and Cool – or at least I think so…

Lodden Land by Gina Thorstensen and Nacho Rodriquez

This is the “fartsy” one, a new project from Barcelona-based ThorstenCoo (Giving Me A Chance): Lodden Land, which (I’ve been told) means “hairy land” in Norwegian. Gina Thorstensen directed and built the giant puppets which Nacho Rodriquez animated.


  • the Gee

    Artsy Fartsy, animated shorts are fine.
    All three of these are good.
    Sure, the second two are weird but there ain’t nothing wrong with weird. Well, maybe weird can get bad and it can be too freaky. But, none of these are that.