Jack Cunningham: “Stuff & Things.”

The idea behind Stuff & Things is not overly conceptual. Actually, if the title is any indication, it’s pretty straightforward.

Directed by UK graduate, Jack Cunningham, this short is a pixel-art exhibition on the arbitrary moments of everyday life. Like an art gallery, each section illustrates a practical explanation of how something works, or in some cases, just is.

The aesthetic is sharp and clean — simplifying non-analogous objects into abstract pictures that playfully vary in scale and viewpoint. Though the short is unbridled by a thick narrative, the piece is driven by color as much as it is by random subject matter. The assemblage of color is eclectic, but when put together, works, like a visual system based on chaos: supermarkets, LEGO’s, or J-Pop magazines.