twohundredfiftysixcolors is a new (silent) film made by Chicago-based filmmakers, Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarus. After two years of producing the film and sifting through thousands of GIFs, they've made a proper examination of how these animations have changed and affected our culture.
Jason Lazarus tells Art Fag City, “In the first half you see content you already know is out there...Things that feel innocent, or culturally benign at the beginning become juxtaposed with, for example a section of 9-11 GIFs, then humor without bounds. There’s a way GIFs process culture that even mainstream culture hasn’t figured out a way to wrap its head around.”
Watch the trailer below and look forward to its release on April 18: