GIF pioneers Sally McKay and Lorna Mills collaborate on an exclusive Hyperallergic art commission.
Explaining Your Favorite Gifs and Translating Video Games: Web Docs to Watch
Check out video essays and shorts about making terrariums, the history of the Seattle Mariners, and more.
Make Your Own Experimental Film Out of GIFs and Philip Glass
Rico Monkeon’s “Gifaanisqatsi” uses the score from the classic documentary Koyaanisqatsi and random GIFs to generate mesmerizing custom montages.
Viral Meme Culture at the International Center of Photography
Tonight, Jillian Steinhauer will be in conversation with Jason Eppink and Andrew Kuo to discuss memes, GIFs, and digital culture at the ICP.
Riding into Loopy Depths on a GIF Elevator
The Argentine artist Render Fruit discuses her GIF installation for the elevator of the Museum of the Moving Image.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Hyperallergic
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays, and hope you spend today with those you love.
The Most Popular GIFs of 2017 Reflect a Sucky Year
Even the best GIFs won’t make this year go away.
A Digital Art Tribute to Dada Gets an IRL Gallery Show
Launched in 2015, Dadaclub.online made high-quality scans of three dozen Dada works available for reinterpretation by new media artists. Now, 27 of the resulting remixes are on view in Paris.
An Exhibition Celebrating the GIF’s 30th Anniversary
From June 17 to 22, 30 GIF artists will present their work IRL in homage to the beloved image format.
National Archive GIFs Tell US History in Motion
The National Archives launches an online resource of GIFs from its collections of historic film, photography, art, and animation.
Darkly Absurd GIFs of Famous Paintings
Goya’s Saturn devours his son on a park bench, flinging chunks of arm to a flock of pigeons; the lady in pink of Edward Hopper’s “Morning Sun” snaps out of her reverie when a bird crashes into her bedroom window; the raining men of Rene Magritte’s “Golconda” jump out of a plane and splatter bloodily on the ground, alarming local newscasters.
Hypnotic GIFs of Victorian Optical Toys
Long before the time of Disney and Pixar, artists made images move using a variety of -scopes and -tropes.