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The Giphoscope is the world first Handmade GIF Machine.
As GIF creators – OKKULT Motion Pictures is our brainchild – we know it’s very easy to show/share an animated GIF on the web, but it’s hard to find an offline GIF player to exhibit and sell a GIF as a single, unique artwork. We have conceived, designed and handcrafted the Giphoscope with the objective of proposing to artists/galleries/museums/collectors a minimalistic, unconventional, retro-futuristic analog GIF player, entirely tailor made and handmade in Italy. Thanks to the Giphoscope, animated GIF becomes a tangible and exclusive artwork. The Giphoscope is a real-life, one-off interactive sculpture that combines technology from the 19th and 21st centuries and turns GIFs, short videos, Vines, Instagram Boomerang and even a single picture into a breathtaking, hand-cranked work of art. Based on the Mutoscope created by Herman Casler in the 1890s, the Giphoscope follows the same principle as the flipbook: a sequence of images on a Rolodex-style wheel with a handle that you can turn to ‘flip’ them.
OKKULT Motion Pictures (IT)
Alessandro Scali (1972, artist & creative researcher) and Marco Calabrese (1985, visual & art maker) are OKKULT Motion Pictures: Art, Education and Entertainment through Animated GIFs, a Tumblr-based project created in Italy in 2012. With the Excerpts project, OKKULT Motion Pictures aims to bring to light the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright moving images occulted in Internet archives, through a series of animated gifs. A digital curation project for the diffusion of open knowledge.
At the same time, we create our own art GIFs experimenting various techniques such as stereoscopic GIFs, cinemagraphs, ASCII GIFs, talking GIFs etc. to show all the potentialities of the GIF as a true work of art, at the same level of a paint or a sculpture.