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20 September 2021

Colours and Shapes

by Syd Briscoe

Mac Miller: “Colours and Shapes” - 4 mins 21s

Late rapper Mac Miller's dog goes on a surreal journey during this poignant film. Commissioned by the artist's family following his untimely death at the age of twenty-six, the video ruminates on the conscious and unconscious mind as the central pup takes a trip into dreamland - rivers of bed sheets, oceans of liquid music, and all.

Director Sam Mason handles the trippy imagery with dignity here, ensuring that things feel fluid and strange without ever tipping over into cartoonish territory. It creates a distinctly dreamlike vibe, with wisps of childhood memories and half-imagined interactions slipping away with the relentless march of time. Contemplative, thought-provoking work.

Animation: Clement Pierre / Jim Bierton

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