A co-worker IM’ed me nothing more than an URL, and like every impulsive fool out on the ‘net, I blindly clicked on it out of sheer curiousity. Maybe you’ll do the same:
I’m pretty speechless. Okay, that’s a lie, I can say lots of things about how cool this performance art is. But, rather than babble on and spoil the surprise, I’ll just hope you were tempted enough to click on the link so you can see exactly what I’m talking about.
Update, 11/20/2003: Seems like the original link is dead now (poor guy’s bandwidth must have been suffering). Here’s another link:
I’ve got a copy myself but I don’t have a nice high-bandwidth place to post it (it’s 30.5MB in size), but if someone wants to host it, I’ll link to it.
Update, 11/26/2003: The folks at theposse.org have taken the video down and replaced it with a happy message. I’m not going to keep fishing for links to this video — if you haven’t seen it by now, then man, get with the program!
Update, 03/11/2005: It appears that over a year later, folks are still finding this entry when searching for “sand.wmv”, so I figured I’d better update it. In the comments below, RE provides a link to the sand animation artist, Ferenc Cako‘s website. His site features a page on his sand painting performance which has some links to the video but it’s broken up into separate small, low-quality files: sand_1.mpg, sand_2.mpg, erzekeny_toredekek.mpg, toredek.mpg, toredek_2.mpg. Enjoy!