“Brats” By Ian Cheng “Brats” By Ian Cheng

“Brats” By Ian Cheng

Ian Cheng‘s expressive use of motion capture was featured on Cartoon Brew last year. His new music video for Liars’ “Brats” is a hunter versus rabbit scenario with an untamed kinetic energy that threatens to burst out of every side of the frame. Cheng says of his first commissioned piece:

For “Brats”, I used a familiar animated narrative– hapless hunter vs. terroristic rabbit– as a format to grow a garden of signature motions. This collection of motions becomes material to recompose a new non-narrative choreography that animates the bodies of Liars. The Brats video documents this entropic haunting– from the ingredients of familiar meaning arises the terror of reckless non-meaning. A dog wanders indifferently through the animation, true to its nature.

Director: Ian Cheng
Choreographer: Madeline Hollander
Producer: Christian de Vietri
Performers: David Yijae, Max van der Sterre, Ade Chike Torbert
Assistant animation: mike liu
Motion capture services: Motion Capture NYC, Steve Day, Henry Brito
Thanks: Patrick Daughters, Micaela Durand, Zelda Roland, Rachel Rose