Sure, CGI is responsible for making us all visually cynical. But it’s also enabled projects like this one: a weird — and weirdly poetic — ode to the Pontiac by digital artist Chris LaBrooy.
According to UK-based LaBrooy, the project was a meditation on a walk through Brooklyn in the late afternoon — though to me, the angle of the light and the flavour of the cars looks more like Michigan. Either way, these are entirely artificial scenes; both the wildly twisted and intertwined car bodies and the housing developments in the background are made of nothing but 1s and 0s.
Is the series designed to serve as a latent analogy or some complex metaphor for the protracted death of the auto industry? Nah. This is fun for fun’s sake, right down to the title — Auto Aerobics--and LaBrooy’s description of the project: “And roll….and stretch….and glide…..and flex.” [Chris LaBrooy; Ignant]