Gizmosis, the first in our series of Art&Graft Studio Films®, is described as an obsession with any advanced technological device, usually pointless and/or confusing. A condition or abnormal process characterised by an obsession with anything small and electronic.
We began by gathering audio samples from as many tiny machines and mechanical objects as we could find, from model steam engines to broken hard drives. By disregarding the visuals and editing just the audio we were able to create something that sounded to us like a conversation.
Once we were happy with our disembodied audio bed the challenge was to recreate a new collection of stylised gizmos to match. The humour of the piece naturally evolved early on in the process; the mechanical devises all seemed to have a personality of their own.