Tags: Death Grips
Hip hop punk rockers Death Grips are having their way with 2012. Having already released their record The Money Store this year, the Sacramento crew recently made news by first announcing new tour dates, then promptly canceled them all. Their current focus is putting another record out before the end of this year. In the meantime, they just released a brand new video today for their song “Double Helix”. What makes the self directed video stand out is that it was filmed entirely on the inside of a Toyota Prius, using its rear view camera.
Back in April, they came up with another creative way to gain attention. The Creators Project premiered the group’s “infinite GIF sampler” called “RETROGRADE”. It’s 109 GIFs that you can play at the same time.
“RETROGRADE” can be played in infinite combinations, either by clicking “play all” or by selecting individual videos. Here’s the band’s statement about the concept behind the GIF wall:
It’s inspired by Mercury being in retrograde right now (until April 4, 2012). The piece is an expression of the infinite/fractal nature of every moment in time. When creating music, we are sticking/unsticking ourselves to endless time snakes—the idea that the smallest/tiniest of moments contains everything in the universe—Progress/becoming UNSTUCK.
The piece itself is a musical instrument. Our real performances are disassembled, mangled, and thrown back together in a renegade way. We recommend the “PLAY ALL” button. This is exactly how we create our art. It’s dirty, chaotic, and constantly on the brink of catastrophic failure. We encourage others to deconstruct our ideas and this piece in similar ways. We are excited about people creating their own content out of this device. It’s not about the machine itself but the process of exploration.
The full experience is over at their website (and all 109 clips are on YouTube).