PICKED: Macro Kingdom
By Maria Popova
We’re longtime fans of Austrian filmmaker and multimedia artist Clemens Wirth, better-known as Clemento, whose magnificent Macro Kingdom series looks at ordinary phenomena, from water bubbles to dripping honey to icicle formation, with an extraordinary lens of visceral curiosity and otherworldly whimsy.
After releasing the first film a year ago and a sequel a few months later, he is back with the third and arguably most breathtaking installment. Gathered here are all three parts, for your jaw-dropping pleasure. Enjoy.
If this ongoing visual poem doesn’t give you pause about the remarkable world we inhabit, we don’t know what would.
And if you enjoyed this, you won’t be disappointed by Refraction: The Alphabet.
Published February 14, 2011