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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Siri Melchior "Whistleless" (2011)

Whistleless it might be but Siri Melchior's delightful short makes sweet music for me. Amazing isn't it that in this age of high tech computer animation (which I've taught) the humble potato print can stamp out such an impression. Our little bird seeks out helpful friends to learn the art of whistling. Tigers and traffic policemen try their best and eventually, it won't surprise anyone, our bird sings like a bird. The innocent colours, idealised urban landscape and tuneful music combine to make a special piece of work. I first wrote about Siri in 2007 when I still wore short trousers. The Dog Who Was A Cat Inside was gorgeous, this is gorgous, oh what a wonderful world.  (It makes you feel like that.) Siri was one of the founder members of Trunk.

4 comments:

Ms. said...

How I love this blog--but for some reason, probably due to my out dated software, I can't get Vimeo--it's always a hesitation march that just destroys the flow of animation for me, and I'm not tech savy enough to know how to fix it. None the less, I love this blog, and really appreciate when the offering is non-vimeo so I can really enjoy it.

Kimberley said...

Aww this was so sweet! Nearly got me crying when the little bird was upset! Not been on for a couple of days was in London over the weekend, got loads of vids to catch up on though yippee!

Ian Lumsden said...

Two nice comments. Keep me in touch if Vimeo plays up. I'll try to post alternative links if possible.

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.