The animated works of Júlia Farkas are as popular as they are short. The Hungarian artist is a master of looping GIFs, which last seconds but reach millions (her Giphy profile currently has 2.1 billion views).
The typical Farkas GIF features a whimsical, brightly colored animal or humanoid figure, which often morphs into something quite different but equally fanciful. Her mesmerizing work has cast a spell over Adult Swim, which approached her to make a short film for its Smalls program. The result is Big Crunch, a delirious two-minute parade of creatures that look like nothing in nature.
Today, three months after the premiere of Big Crunch, Farkas spoke about her work at CEE Animation Experience: Primanima Industry Day (an event jointly organized by Hungary’s Primanima festival and CEE Animation, which promotes the animation of Central and Eastern Europe).