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Batter(y): Surf-Ace
Gustav Sparr

A man sticks a battery into a duracell bunny och sends it off on a journey, circling around a drumkit. The man melts into his drumsticks and, in a synchopated relationship with the bunny, plays surf-rhythms. When the bunny closes in on the eye-like kickdrum, the story takes a violent twist. The clues to the underlying theme lies within the title.

English title Batter(y): Surf-Ace
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Computer
Duration 00:01:00
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Gustav Sparr

Born 1977 in Huddiksvall, grew up in Nynäshamn. Master of Fine Arts degree in Umeå 2007. He is working mainly with an extended vector drawn animation-cycle, as well as graphics, in a kind of illustrative emblem-making, dealing with information and language as well as with identity and self-symbols. Through the use of generative formulas following compositional rules, puzzlelike narratives are constructed. Using snippets of literature and icons from popular culture, Sparr mixes them like a DJ in his animated videos with a critical wit. His work has been shown in many screenings and film festivals across the globe.