Directorial duo Terri Timely (whose spots include Cannes winner Geico's "Family)" have created a surreal short art film, Input/Output, which marries everyday activities with surprising results.
Described as "a visual version of the game Telephone, in which a series of ordinary actions produce unexpected outcomes" the film is made up of vignettes such as a man squeezing toothpaste out of a tube, or a woman drinking a milkshake. In each, the expected outcome is replaced by something weird: smoke comes out of the toothpaste tube, the milkshake dissolves all over the table. Other surreal happenings include a TV screen being switched on, and the screen falling out in chunks, a man hammering a nail into the floor, and a Chinese takeaway box growing each time he hits it, and a computer keyboard that reveals a hidden word.
The duo, in real life Corey Creasey and Ian Kibbey, is represented by Park PIctures. As well as their spots, they previously created an interactive installation for the Scion Art Gallery around their equally surreal film "Synesthesia," which premiered at the Guggenheim Museum.