ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: XCOPY
What GIF best describes how you are currently feeling?
When did you first start making GIFs? What was your first GIF?
I joined tumblr and was posting digital collage stills assembled from random images in my feed. While making one in Photoshop I accidentally triggered the animation loop and the layers all started flashing up. It was jarring and hypnotic. I didn’t post it for a while, because it seemed so ridiculous! Then I just started mashing up anything and everything.
The ability to loop - movement, repetition. On tumblr, GIFs stand out from static content on your dash. They’re really fun to make.
Where do you pull inspiration from?
It could come from anywhere. For example, I love how the buses in London look so iconic and retro, then you step inside and there’s this dystopian robo-voice announcing the stops. That weird contrast inspires me. What next? Your recycling bin reporting you for putting plastic in the paper tray? Your fridge counting your calories?
For GIFs - IWDRM
Some of my other heroes in no particular order: George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand, Louis CK, Carl Sagan, Banksy.
What is your favorite GIF?
Want more? Check out more GIF art from XCOPY on Giphy.com…and if you have a Mac iOS 10.7 or higher be sure to download the screensaver full of glitchy-awesomeness!