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Infinite Escher

Infinite Escher

Infinite Escher integrates 3-D computer animation with High Definition video to tell the story of a boy who moves between reality and a fantasy world, where computer graphic replicas of the works of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher come to life.

Directors: John Sanborn, Mary Perillo, Dean Winkler. A Co-Production of Sanborn, Perillo & Co., REBO High Definition Studio and Post Perfect. With: Sean Lennon. Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto. Produced for the Sony Corporation, Japan.

1990, 8 min, color, sound

Infinite Escher is a paean to German mathematician and artist MC Escher. It stars a young Sean Ono Lennon as a teen who starts experiencing visions of various MC Escher paintings, drawings and mechanical draughts. How many MC Escher motifs can you count?

Although the special effects now seem passe, this video was truly cutting edge at release, a collaboration of avant gard industry artists: Directors John Sanborn, Mary Perillo, Dean Winkler; Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Art Direction by Nam June Paik