‘USELESS, YET CRUCIAL’ dvd release / selected works (2007-2010)
2010 / The True Chip Till Death Awards / Best Mixed Media Work /’Useless Yet Crucial’ DVD (Lightrhythm Visuals), US
“useless yet crucial” – a surreal and amusing compilation of works developed by graphic artist and performer Raquel Meyers, where fighting washing machines and killer lego ducks battle it for a pixel perfect finish. Covering the last 4 years of her works, the album exposes her unique approach to her pixel packed 8bit style. This diverse collection of works spans her collaborations with bands internationally, and her experimentation between camera and computer.
There are several strong entry points to the album, which will quickly hook viewers into a sequence of playful animations. Raquel seamlessly applies her playful aesthetic style into a variety of scenarios, and to a range of talented chiptune artists such as goto80, psilodump, and tr1c3. Colourful remixes by c-men, NO CARRIER, shantell martin and rob loren round off a full album which also includes 2 hidden tracks, a slideshow of print and photography, vj loops and an interview with Raquel. The album is also currently being developed into a graphic adventure iPad app.