All posts by Cameron Jorgensen

SATURDAY SHORT: ORGESTICULANISMUS (2008)

Mathieu Labaye’s tribute to his father, who suffered from multiple sclerosis when he was 29 years old, was confined to a wheelchair at 40, and died of pneumonia at the age of 55.  Labaye has an indisputable talent for creating music and visual art that radiates a surplus of energy.  Warning: like our last Saturday Short, “Orgesticulanismus” also contains some brief artistic nudity.

SATURDAY SHORT: [USER ASSUMES RISK] JUNE 18, 2008

If there’s one thing we like more than a talented, unconventional film director, it’s one who also writes extraordinary music.  John R. Hand is one of these talented artists. His band, User Assumes Risk, mixes their disturbing electronic music with horrifying, gruesome images for a live performance that would make Marilyn Manson envious. CORRECTION: Although Hand is also a composer, the music in this video was actually written by Lemmie Crew.

SATURDAY SHORT: DREAM IN GREEN

Today’s Saturday Short was suggested by a reader, Nina. Our protagonist in this short, Gustafer Yellowgold, is an alien from the sun who only dreams in green. In the midst of all those kid shows that encourage children to dance around and shout out answers to questions comes one that actually has a calm, soothing nature to it. It’s fanciful personality makes it acceptably weird.

SATURDAY SHORT: SALAD FINGERS – CUPBOARD (SEASON 1, EP. 8) (2007)

David Firth, creator of our first Saturday Short “Crooked Rot”, receives his second appearance on our site with the eighth episode of his bizarre comedy series, Salad Fingers. (If you haven’t seen the previous seven, don’t worry. There’s no background information you’ll need in order to understand this one.) Whether you laugh so hard you puke, or curl up in the fetal position during this clip, one thing is certain, David is a master of weird.