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Monkeys In High Places

By Rhizome

'Panorama, Brooklyn' combines indie rock, poetry, and gorgeously lo-fi web art into a music video for the band Eiffel Tower. As a sweeping, hand-drawn city scape scrolls past, you are invited to click into the thoughts of Brooklynites as they watch the sun set. The piece holds attention well, with interactivity that isn't forced or superfluous. Illustrator Vicki Wong's texts against the music's breezy air blend the mundane and poetic seamlessly. It's web art that is unabashedly happy to showcase a human element, and there's nothing wrong with that. -Eryk Salvaggio

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