London-based visual designer Weirdcore is a master of alternate realities. From hyper-morphing landscapes to alien-like celebrity collages, the world of Weirdcore is a striking subversion of our own. For over 15 years he’s collaborated with a huge range of daring contemporary artists, creating mind-bending technology-driven videos and boggling tour visuals. At Rewire 2020 he’ll perform with The Caretaker, bringing the musician’s six-album epic ‘Everywhere at the End of Time’ to the stage for the first time in the Netherlands in an unmissable audio-visual show.
Inspired by 1960s psychedelia, Op Art and M.C. Escher, Weirdcore’s art is all about making an impact. “All my graphics are purely about aesthetics. No story or meaning to them, just purely about bold impact and causing a reaction,” he told The Wire.
Weirdcore might be best know for his work with Aphex Twin. Since 2009 he has been designing maximalist shows for the Warp enigma that employ technologies like facial mapping and sound-responsive graphics. Shrouding himself in anonymity, the artist’s distinctive style has seen him collaborate with fashion and sports brands like Louis Vuitton, Nike and Adidas, as well as mega pop stars likeMiley Cyrus andGwen Stefani – to name a few.
His work with The Caretaker on ‘Everywhere At The End Of Time’ could be considered much more subtle. “It’s all to do with optical flow and time-stretching,” he said to The Quietus. “It’s experimenting with delay, really. The original clip I’m whizzing through this place similar to how I do in the Aphex video [‘T69 Collapse’]. But if you make that super slow, time-stretched with loads of motion blur it has this quite organic feel.”
To see Weirdcore perform with The Caretaker at Rewire 2020, purchase your tickets here: rewirefestival.nl/tickets.
Enter the world of Weirdcore, in six videos:
The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 2
Miley Cyrus – Do My Thang [from Bangerz Tour]
Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie
M.I.A. – Bring The Noize (Matangi Gold Edition)
Machinedrum – Eyesdontlie
Aphex Twin – T69 Collapse