TRACKING OF A PROTO-MEME

2009-2016

arround 2009 i was dismayed that the internet didn't had a proper smiley representation for our times of over-stimulation of data and chemical pleasure that amuses us in the form of mind trips, or more like the idea of what that actually is, usually as a noob approach to self indulgence.

this is how smeltley.gif was born. also known as smeltlie or smelty, it was crafted with a poor amount of frames and using the liquify tool in photoshop.

of course when i was done posted it to dump.fm and my tumblr.

after some time the gif went invited to a show called moving the still in miami art basel and i started to notice how it was evolving into different things and even products, but sharing an idealistic targeted innocence that denotes the idiosyncrasy patterns that originated it.


moving the still
smeltlie.gif
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