By Ilana Savdie
In my head, artists Mike and Claire
only live in videos cut out of a Gondry-esque set, painted head to toe in a primary color. In reality, the digital art duo has lived and worked together since they met at art school, making exquisite videos and gifs, and regularly morphing into almost any character imaginable
From the cheerfully terrifying Skeletons
and Psychadelic Easter Bunny
, to their hilarious Gem Sisters
, Mike and Claire’s work straddles the dream/nightmare line with a Cartoon Network vibe. It’s with this jittery, cartoon-like approach that they tackle current feminist themes
in their latest project, Fried Eggs
, a video released earlier this month on Vice. This duo, with their beautifully hand-made costumes and paper doll-like sets, are sometimes the flotation device you need amongst the vAp0rWave sea of artists on tumblr.
I asked Mike and Claire to answer some of my questions in Gifs:
What have you guys been up to since your last Bib + Tuck feature?
What are people’s biggest misconception about you?
Claire, what is Mike to you?
If you could be any famous duo, real or fake, what would you be?
How do you feel when you get compared to Ryan Trecartin or Cindy Sherman?