The Penny Dream

Thoughts from the deep dark


December 2016

Designing hell – highlights of Masahiro Ito

I probably talk more about wanting to write an article on 'Silent Hill' (Team Silent, Konami, 1999) than I do about anything on this blog. But that's only because it's so fundamentally surreal, and such a perfect example of contemporary... Continue Reading →


The holy mountain

Another momentous surrealist work which I've definitely been putting off for the simple reason that I can't possibly sum it up. It is of course Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1973 cult classic, 'The Holy Mountain'. It has parodies and critiques of traditional religious mysticism,... Continue Reading →

A journey

The process of observation is important with art or anything similar. By witnessing something, the viewer becomes one of the most important parts of the equation. How the viewer experiences art is as much a part of the creative exposition... Continue Reading →

Belleville Rendez-vous

This is so nostalgic for me - probably one of the first surreal films I ever saw and it remains to this day one of my favourite films of all time. It sublimely mixes cartoon style plots with surreal animation... Continue Reading →

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