Small animated gifs dominate the internet on social network feeds, so it was no surprise that cultural institutions like Museums had the opportunity to create their own fun content and hashtag it with #MusGif on April 12th 2017.
Not only is it fun to do, but it gets you looking closer at a Museum collection and artworks. With this in mind I entered into the spirit and visited Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery seeing a variety of art and sculptures and also taking photo snaps from their, ‘Night in the museum’ and ‘I Want I Want’ exhibitions. Having taken a collection of photos I settled on using four artworks, or sculptures, namely, Jacob Epstein’s Fallen Angel and Rock Drill, Fiona Rae’s Dark Star painting and Henry Moore’s Warrior sculpture.
It’s amazing to think that Epstein’s original sculpture was created in 1913 as it wouldn’t look out of place in a modern day Star Wars film. My inspiration was the internet ‘Dab’ move craze, so again after getting reference video from my daughter, I then created a six second animation which became the alien dab attack gif. Enjoy!