Saturday, November 4, 2023

IC3PEAK / Jakov Burov - "Сказка" (2018)

A student in my Experimental Pop class turned me onto this postpunk-influenced, highly political and persecuted-by-authority Russian duoIC3PEAK - I was particularly struck by this animated video for "Сказка", or "Fairy Tale". Created by "Ukrainian wierdcore" animator Jakov Burov, from a concept jointly conceived with the IC3PEAK, the promo draws on the Slavic folkoric figure Baba Yaga, "an ogress who steals, cooks, and eats her victims, usually children. A guardian of the fountains of the water of life, she lives with two or three sisters (all known as Baba Yaga) in a forest hut that spins continually on birds' legs".

Some more IC3PEAK videos, via their YouTube channel

Puppets in this next one 


Some more of Jakov Burov's videos from his YouTube channel