A man sets a ping-pong ball into motion and it becomes fruitful and multiplies.
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A man sets a ping-pong ball into motion and it becomes fruitful and multiplies.

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I cant get over when this was made
24 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For those into their square pusher and similar dance artists will be amazed by this film I expect. The timed rhythm of the mosaic tiles as they collide and move around the screen creates a trance like visual display that would on its own not be the most captivating display...but the sound track to this short film is what makes it so amazing to me.

As the dots collide, expand and merge there is a timed beat rhythm that builds throughout and creates a soundtrack that would not be out of place in many a modern club. Created by scratching directly onto the film the soundtrack combined with the visuals are amazing in consideration of the fact that this was made in the 60's


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