David Wexler

Strangeloop

David Wexler, internationally known as Strangeloop and celebrated for his unique visual aesthetic, is a polymath animator, composer, illustrator, media theorist and entrepreneur channelling specific hyper-dimensional crystalline entities and using the vivid scatter of photons to subvert the traditional meaning behind representational and cinematic imagery. Hailing from a bloodline of cinematic greats, Wexler has been a filmmaker since his early teens, and was a precocious seeker who at an early stage developed a penetrating vision for new media forms. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, including the futurist manifestos of Nick Bostrom and Ray Kurzweil, the psychonautic monologues of Terrence McKenna, the critical theories of Marshal McLuhan, the graphical imaginations of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mobeius, the meticulous design of Japanese sci-fi anime, and the rigor of mathematical symmetry and order as it applies to his work in the field of 3D animation and design. Wexler has not only created a singular style which has captivated global imaginations but has spearheaded a movement of aesthetic undertaking which seeks the disassemblage of contemporary media practice in favor of a revitalized symbology of media semantics, one which recombinatorially activates the intuitive imagination towards a factorialization of the corporeal, the virtualization of thought, and the politics of subversive dissemination. No form of media is safe from Wexler's all-encompassing grasp, be it in the form of pen-and-paper illustrative phantasmagoria, electronic musical assembly and performance, re-editing well-known films to his own standards, traditional music-video direction, 3D motion graphics, the written word, live VJ performance, as well as comprehensive curatorial and event coordination efforts over many years of active work in these various fields. Wexler is the co-founder of Strangeloop Studios and Teaching Machine a/v collective, and has designed visual shows for artists such a