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This Video Brings a Psychedelic Desert Landscape to Life

All photos courtesy of <a href="https://vimeo.com/128877443">Xavier Chassaing</a>
All photos courtesy of Xavier Chassaing

Haven't heard of director and artist Xavier Chassaing? Perhaps this will put him on your radar. For his short animation, "Dry Lights," Chassaing created a glowing desert that gradually comes to multicolored, luminous life. The film's style exemplifies the young French director's surreal and otherworldly vision, and includes computer-rendered landscapes based on an actual ethnobotanical garden in Oaxaca, Mexico. The video isn't just a frenzied psychedelic trip: lines of illumination traverse and scan the desert, suggesting a detailed analysis of the topography and its flora.

DRY LIGHTS from Xavier Chassaing on Vimeo.

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