Balls of goo turn into "lively beings" in OY's Space Diaspora music video
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Balls of goo turn into "lively beings" in OY's Space Diaspora music video

German animator Moritz Reichartz created a new world filled with fluid forms and dancing goo figures for a track by OY.

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Reichartz was simply tasked with creating a film with a storyline, and came up with the idea of escaping to a new world called Space Diaspora – named after the title of the track.

"The idea of the video is to travel or escape from our hyper-speed, repetitive and restricted world into a new world," he told Dezeen. "The new world called Space Diaspora is a place of absolute freedom and endless transformation."

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Using Cinema4D modelling software, the director created visuals that would relate to the lyrics of the track based around imploding.

The video begins with a series of monochrome fluid forms – which Reichartz calls goo balls – racing around at constantly increasing speeds.

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Then, colour begins to break out of the surrounding architecture, forcing the world to break apart.

Some goo balls make it onto spaceships that are powered by colour. These ships then follow debris from the old planet to a new place in space, where this same debris forms into a new planet called Space Diaspora.

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"Upon arrival and first contact with the surface of this planet, the same goo balls transform into lively beings with limbs," he said. "Characters move freely in space, exploring their new habitat."

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To ensure that visuals were "filled with more life", the animator worked without keyframes – something he describes as an essential tool for computer-based animation.

"I've worked with these keyframe-less techniques for the last two years as I found they often produce unforeseeable, better-than-imagination results that are filled with a lot more life."

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