Friday, 14. September 2012 - 1:30 pm
In Max Friedrich’s awesome video for Lorn’s Weigh Me Down, a 8 bit ‘hero’ finds himself a long way from SuperMarioWorld, in a blood-red cityscape, where he rides a train to the abattoir, and then increasingly develops beast-like qualities himself in order to survive…
The Weigh Me Down video follows Max Friedrich’s previous video for Lorn, for Diamond, which also gives a subversive, policitised twist to the 8-bit aesthetic. But here he adds some XBox-worthy grisliness. In short, a brilliant mash-up of genres by the German animator that’s already setting the commentariat abuzz – and one that should have both games designers and directors slapping their foreheads. How come no-one thought of doing this before? Ingenious.
Weigh Me Down (Ninja Tune)
Director/producer/animator: Max Friedrich
Commissioner: Maddy Salvage