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This is 15 Folds

15 Folds

15Folds is a digital art gallery founded in London in 2012.

Each month 15Folds chooses a theme (Confessions, for example) and makes a GIF that subject. 14 other artists and creatives are then invited to respond to the theme with their own GIFs. The resulting 15 works are published on the Tumblr-based platform every other day throughout the month, creating a monthly group show that examines a topic or idea through the lens of digital art.

Visitors to the site can also make their own animated GIF art with a custom-built drag-and-drop GIF maker. In 2014 the group staged their first show, Everything All At Once, an IRL GIF exhibition in London. The show used custom Augmented Reality to liberate GIFs from the browser and featured works from Bart Hess, Matthew Stone and Kim Asendorf. You can read more about it here and here. Recent projects have included partnerships with The Serpentine, Patternity & Absolut.

This month's theme is Extinction.

Take me to the beginning.

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15 Folds

One chain. 15 Folds.
Each one inspired by this month's theme - Extinction
A project in conjunction with the serpentine gallery as part of the 2014 marathon #extinction

21 October
The Thy Bone connects to the Hip Bone…
in response to the proposed thread “Extinction”
Peter Donaldson, Artist, London.
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

The Thy Bone connects to the Hip Bone…

in response to the proposed thread “Extinction”

Peter Donaldson, Artist, London.

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

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19 October
Parasite
 

displacement maps & candy colours.

By Natalia Stuyk, Animator, London
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

Parasite

displacement maps & candy colours.

By Natalia Stuyk, Animator, London

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

237 responses so far
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17 October
Transition
The work is an investigation of the theme extinction in the minimum aesthetic and moving way in opposition of the baroque and drama in which the theme have been represented in the past. The serious black color that engage with the theme is contrasted by a funny everyday animation that we are accustomed to see on the internet but it suggest the end of a period too, something that is over in a perpetual loop. Is a vision of the extinction in a contemporary valanced serious/funny way.
By Manuel Fernández , Artist, Madrid
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

Transition

The work is an investigation of the theme extinction in the minimum aesthetic and moving way in opposition of the baroque and drama in which the theme have been represented in the past. The serious black color that engage with the theme is contrasted by a funny everyday animation that we are accustomed to see on the internet but it suggest the end of a period too, something that is over in a perpetual loop. Is a vision of the extinction in a contemporary valanced serious/funny way.

By Manuel Fernández , Artist, Madrid

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

21 responses so far
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15 October
Light Switch
Demolition of local studio building
On September 13th at 2pm I photographed the demolition of a building that had been inhabited by thirty artists for six years. The GIF makes references to physical deconstruction and commercial growth through rapid imagery. It also refers to the memory held by structure and the eventual demise of a creative hub leaving an echo and imaginative resonance, a ‘flashback’ behind. The more you look, the more you see isolated industrial objects. In one of the longer frames a light switch hangs suspended, no longer a functional object, a last statement before it disappears.
*These images form part of a larger archive of images to do with home and remains
Whitney McVeigh, Artist, London.
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

Light Switch

Demolition of local studio building

On September 13th at 2pm I photographed the demolition of a building that had been inhabited by thirty artists for six years. The GIF makes references to physical deconstruction and commercial growth through rapid imagery. It also refers to the memory held by structure and the eventual demise of a creative hub leaving an echo and imaginative resonance, a ‘flashback’ behind. The more you look, the more you see isolated industrial objects. In one of the longer frames a light switch hangs suspended, no longer a functional object, a last statement before it disappears.

*These images form part of a larger archive of images to do with home and remains

Whitney McVeigh, Artist, London.

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

432 responses so far
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13 October
Inevitable

As I approached him, he stood immobile, claws up and bracing himself for the inevitable.All hope lost. In that moment was death.

Un Maru, Artist, Seoul, Korea.

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com
Inevitable
As I approached him, he stood immobile, claws up and bracing himself for the inevitable.All hope lost. In that moment was death.
Un Maru, Artist, Seoul, Korea.
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com
40 responses so far
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11 October
Snake Loop
“Like so many humping animals, it reminds me of the way the world diddles around on the Internet in a way that’s probably self-destructive, but also really fun and self-felating. Tra la la.
But there’s a darker story behind this GIF.
Google “snake eating itself” and you find the snake in question. It’s a video of a snake eating itself in its water bowl, because it was so stressed out. An onlooker calls it a retard, while it bleeds, presumably to death.”
By Lorna Mills, Artist, Toronto
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

Snake Loop

“Like so many humping animals, it reminds me of the way the world diddles around on the Internet in a way that’s probably self-destructive, but also really fun and self-felating. Tra la la.

But there’s a darker story behind this GIF.

Google “snake eating itself” and you find the snake in question. It’s a video of a snake eating itself in its water bowl, because it was so stressed out. An onlooker calls it a retard, while it bleeds, presumably to death.”

By Lorna MillsArtist, Toronto

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

87 responses so far
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09 October
Nicole 
And in the end there was only light
By GL-OW, visual arts brand, Paris.
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

Nicole

And in the end there was only light

By GL-OWvisual arts brand, Paris.

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

270 responses so far
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07 October
You Lose
Game Over
By James Curran, Animation Director, London.
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

You Lose

Game Over

By James Curran, Animation Director, London.

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

9955 responses so far
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05 October
VHS Infinity Mirror
Dom Sebastian, Artist, London.
'VHS Infinity Mirror', explores the ways in which real life and internet realms merge. In an age where the world can be accessed via the internet, this piece questions whether real life interactions are being phased out - the extinction of reality in favour of technology. The piece depicts the portal-like qualities of the internet and technology; the notion that when you log on you are being transported into a new world. 
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

VHS Infinity Mirror

Dom Sebastian, Artist, London.

'VHS Infinity Mirror', explores the ways in which real life and internet realms merge. In an age where the world can be accessed via the internet, this piece questions whether real life interactions are being phased out - the extinction of reality in favour of technology. The piece depicts the portal-like qualities of the internet and technology; the notion that when you log on you are being transported into a new world. 

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

2892 responses so far
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04 October
Vestiges of a Past PC Jungle
 Andrew Rosinski, Artist, Chicago
This animated image gleans artifacts from an old jungle screensaver that was preinstalled on Microsoft Windows ‘95 software. This piece seeks to preserve and archive vestiges of the iconic jungle screensaver which exists on a virtually extinct operating system.
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

Vestiges of a Past PC Jungle

 Andrew Rosinski, Artist, Chicago

This animated image gleans artifacts from an old jungle screensaver that was preinstalled on Microsoft Windows ‘95 software. This piece seeks to preserve and archive vestiges of the iconic jungle screensaver which exists on a virtually extinct operating system.

As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com

186 responses so far
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01 October
Extinction by 15folds 

2075
Pellets gone
Fruit eaten
Ghosts exorcised
Data is cheap
So who’s eating our cloud storage?


As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com
Extinction by 15folds 
2075
Pellets gone
Fruit eaten
Ghosts exorcised
Data is cheap
So who’s eating our cloud storage?
As part of the Extinction Marathon 15folds has collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries. You can follow this month’s theme at 15folds.com
144 responses so far
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30 September
It’s supposed to be a piece of body, actually.

Elenor Kopka illustrator, Leipzig Germany. Elenors tumblr

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It’s supposed to be a piece of body, actually.
Elenor Kopka illustrator, Leipzig Germany. Elenors tumblr
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30 September
Purge

"A confession is most often a purging action, but also an act of hesitation."

By Matthias Brown, Jersey City, NJ. 

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Purge
"A confession is most often a purging action, but also an act of hesitation."
By Matthias Brown, Jersey City, NJ. 
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29 September
Rights, Wrongs & Lefts

Theycallmeelton, Internetist, Liepaja, Latvia.


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Rights, Wrongs & Lefts
Theycallmeelton, Internetist, Liepaja, Latvia.
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28 September
Fast-Mo Meniscus

Fast motion, the opposite of slow motion, functions as a speed reading of nature. 
Here, a schematic of a rippling wave form is interfaced by two “real” and disparate physical forms of liquid: the sea and the bubble.


Charlie Burlingham, Artist, Pittsburgh.

 
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Fast-Mo Meniscus
Fast motion, the opposite of slow motion, functions as a speed reading of nature. 
Here, a schematic of a rippling wave form is interfaced by two “real” and disparate physical forms of liquid: the sea and the bubble.
Charlie Burlingham, Artist, Pittsburgh.
 
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40 responses so far
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