by Wobbe F. Koning

Boom -> Bust

Vicious Cycles #1

3D Printed Stop Motion Animation

Irregular shaped object explosions, clean and bone white, are joined by rusty elements that better fit the worn down environment. Spiky objects sprout up and turn, joining in a growing rhythmical cacophony, until the entire system grinds to a halt. In this animation 3D printed physical manifestations of simulated virtual objects are re-virtualized through stop motion photography.

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Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.

Animation & Sound Design by Wobbe F. Koning

Using audio by PhoenixDK and others from
Sound Recordings by George Bullen |  Kelly Conidi |  Klakmart |  PhoenixDK |  Spooky Modem |  Viertel nach Vier

Working towards this animation, I created several tests.


First Prize, Experimental, ASIFA East Animation Festival, New York City, NY, May 20th, 2018

Best Short Short: Jersey Shore Film Festival 2019, Ashbury Park, NJ, June 23-30, 2019

Troféu Mapinguari – Prêmio Melhor Experimental (Best Experimental)
Cineamazônia Festival de Cinema Ambiental 17ª Edição, Brazil (on-line), December 1-5, 2020

Gallery Show

Sequence, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, Jan/Feb 2023


8th International Animation Festival La Truca, Cali, Colombia, April 2018

26th International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2018.
Rio de Janeiro, July 24th to 29th, and São Paulo, August 1st to 5th, 2018

PSIAF 2018 Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo, Palm Springs, CA, August 22-26, 2018

PIAFF, Paris International Animation Film Festival, 11th edition, Paris, France, September 20-24, 2018

The Sound And Vision International Film & Technology Festival, New York City, NY, September 21-23, 2018

Salon des Refusés at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottowa, ON, Canada, September 27, 2018

ASIFAC '18: ASIFA-South Animation Conference and Festival Atlanta, GA, November 3-4, 2018

4° Festival de Cinema de Três Passos at Cine Globo, Três Passos, RS, Brasil, November 6-10, 2018

GIRAF 14: 14th annual Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival, Calgary, AB, Canada, November 22-25, 2018

2018 Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, November 21-25, 2018

7th annual Speechless Film Festival, Mankato, Minnesota, March 29-30, 2019

Mecal, 21st Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, March 28- April 14, 2019

Animafest Zagreb 2019 World Panorama program, Zagreb, Croatia, June 3-8, 2019

Festival du film d'animation de Savigny, Savigny, Switzerland, June 22, 2019

Aspettando Méliès, Conegliano, Italy, June 26, 2019

Open World Animation Festival, Allentown, PA, July 13, 2019

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, Baltimore, MD, October 4-6, 2019

Cardiff Animation Festival, Cardiff, Wales, U.K., April 2-5, 2020

Stockholm Experimental Animation Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, August, 2020