The video contains starry skies, flying horses, and soaring birds. What's not to love?
This article was originally published on December 18, 2014 but we think it still rocks!
In contrast to Peter Norvig's computer-generated 17,826-word palindrome, which is basically unreadable, award-winning animator, director, and illustrator Lucinda Schreiber relied on her bare hands to create the beautiful, palindrome-esque music video for "Saint Joan," a song off Australian band Husky's LP, Ruckers Hill. Stringing the tune's mournful tone together with a series of animated loops inspired by the song's lyrics, Schreiber, who in the past has made music videos for Gotye, created a piece that can be viewed forwards or backwards, and still provide the same experience.
Explains Schrieber, the film was hand-sketched in New York, "created digitally as two-dimensional frame-by-frame animation" using little more than a tablet and stylus, while the live-action component was shot in Sydney. We have the video on repeat, and the result is like a perfectly looping four-minute GIF—but with music.
Watch the video above, and to check out more of Lucinda Schreiber's work, head over to her website.
To learn more about the artist click here.