Animation Of A Penny Arcade Doll Wandering Is Mesmerizing

Uri Lotan, animator genius based out of Tel Aviv, Israel, has created something that is not only hypnotic and captivating but also beautiful and poignant. His recent animation is a music video for Jane Bordeaux’s song Ma’aglim (Circles). In it, the viewer follows a wooden penny arcade doll as it drifts in and out of different scenes creating a visual representation of the song’s lyrics.

Night turns into days
Days turn into years
And among them I was going faster in circles
Winds are blowing on me
Blow on the back of my neck
Everything seems too far too big
I’m not moving forward
It’s the time that drifts away
This is another passing train
It’s a further tightening rope

Translation by xChipsus

The penny arcade first came about between 1905-1910 and was a venue for entertainment where coin-operated machines could be found. Lotan’s animation is a version of a mutoscope, originally a type of coin-operated flipbook until it was upgraded in the 1900s to the form represented in the animation.

Lotan is probably best known for the work he has done with Disney Animation, Sony Imageworks, and Pixar Animation to name a few. Check out more of his work here.

[Via: Laughing Squid]

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