Fuck the War


© Wolfgang Herbst
Spring 2018
Vienna/Austria

Computer Animation 
in cooperation with studio 2000.

This work was made for the Typomania 2018 festival in Moscow. The motto of the festival was “East – West” and I submitted this 3D computer animation dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the year 1968 when the “Love and peace” movement reached its peak.

The year 1968 was the year of revolutions all over the world mostly driven by students fighting against the war in Vietnam. Now it’s exactly 50 years ago and there are still some wars going on. East and West are in conflict and we cannot accept that without resistance. LOVE is the only way out of hell.

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digidope: stoned free


© Wolfgang Herbst
Spring 2018
Vienna/Austria

Object / Installation / Digital Film / Sound

The movie claims to be a drug and plays around with the idiosyncrasies of public relations. A number of staccato like, meaningless phrases are hammered relentlessly into the brain of the keen consumer until he or she is obsessed by only one thought: “stoned free yeah”.

In the lower third of the screen — alluding to the disclaimers of medical advertisements — some sort of instruction leaflet is displayed. On the surface it informs us how to use the movie and warns you in advance of harmful secondary effects but there is also a subtext which is meant to be a subtle critique on the drug policy put forth by the Austrian government and a potshot at the ”true“ power structure of the nation (Kronen Zeitung). Provoking and mostly untrue statements fitting very well into the bulk of fake news that are dominating todays media landscape in an ever increasing way.

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Can’t get rid of it


© Wolfgang Herbst
Summer 2017
Vienna/Austria

Computer Animation 
in cooperation with studio 2000.

A moving helix changing color over time in some kind of SIXTIES-design. I’m born in the sixties, so this decade is the most influencing period in my live. I will never get rid of it and I’m very happy to have such memories.

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growth and acceleration


© Wolfgang Herbst
Spring 2017
Vienna/Austria

Experimental Short Film
in cooperation with studio 2000.

The perfect shape of the cycle has two important qualities: its strong dependence of a centre and the infinity of its outline. Therefore it isn’t any wonder that this shape is widely used in religious and philosophical contexts. And of course a lot of architectural and mathematical problems couldn’t be solved without the magic that happens when a divine circle is drawn on a spread of paper. Pythagoras knew that as well as Leonardo and even the economy got an idea of circles when Kondratjew came up with his theory.

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