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Giphoscope N° 8 | Private Collection

Destination: Oakland, CA, USA.

The Giphoscope n° 8 was created upon request as a Christmas Gift, and displays an animated GIF of a little girl on the swing, excerpted from an iPhone video. 

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The Giphoscope is the world first handmade analog GIF player. 
Each Giphoscope is built to order and is a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  To know more about the Giphoscope, making of, collections and orders, please visit: www.giphoscope.com or write to giphoscope@gmail.com.

The Giphoscope: Perpetual (E)motion.
By Alessandro Scali & Marco Calabrese from Officina K | OKKULT Motion Pictures, Turin, Italy.

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Scorpion Dagger GIPHOSCOPE by Officina K

The Giphoscope is a handmade analog GIF player by Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali from Officina K | OKKULT Motion Pictures, Turin, Italy.

The Giphoscope has been conceived, designed and crafted with the objective of proposing to artists/galleries/museums/collectors a minimalistic, unconventional, retrofuturistic analog GIF player, handmade with passion, precision and patience in Italy. 

Thanks to Giphoscope, animated GIF becomes a tangible and exclusive artwork.

Technical Details

- Tailor made for GIF Master Scorpion Dagger from Montreal, Canada
- Metallic structure in aluminium (matte for the main elements and golden for the ‘corners’), golden screws and support in authentic italian walnut.
- Aluminium frame about 13 x 10 cm.
- Crank with ball bearings.
- Plays 24 frames animated GIFs/video sequences.

To know more about the Giphoscope, please visit the official site.

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The First Hadji Cheriff Giphoscope

Hadji Cheriff was an Arabian performer of the late 19th century, and one of the first Arabs ever recorded on a motion picture.

The 24 frame animated GIF has been excerpted by OKKULT Motion Pictures  from Arabian Gun Twirler a 1899 footage By Edison Motion Pictures, where Cheriff performs a rifle twirling act, being the first rifle ever recorded.

The First Hadij Cheriff Giphoscope has been showcased at Big Boys Toys 2014, Dubai, UAE. The frame is in brass with silver plated details, with black marquina marble base.

The Hadji Cheriff Giphoscope is currently on sale. For more info please write to giphoscope@gmail.com or check our official website.

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Giphoscope n° 26 | The First Kiss

The ‘First Kiss’ Giphoscope is a unique, exclusive, one-of-a-kind San Valentine GIFt created by Alessandro Scali & Marco Calabrese @ Officina K, Turin, Italy.

A peculiarity of the 'First Kiss’ Giphoscope is the stand, made in Black Marquinia marble.

For more informations about technical details, price and shipping please write us at giphoscope@gmail.com.

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The Giphoscope n° 26 displays an animated gif excerpted from The Kiss, the first film sequence ever recorded of a kiss. We are in 1896, and the sequence was filmed inside the Black Maria, the first American film studio, in which the operator William Kennedy Laurie Dickson ran short film for Thomas Edison and his Kinetoscope.

The footage of the kiss, also known as The May Irwin Kiss, lasts about 15 seconds and documents the kiss between May Irwin and John Rice, in the final scene of the Broadway musical The Widow Jones.

The Kiss - one of the first films shown to the public for commercial purposes - provoked scandal and disapproval from the press. In some cases it was even called for the intervention of the police in places where the film was projected.

In 1999, The Kiss was deemed ‘culturally significant’ by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the United States.

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Officina K presents:

CASAECHIESA by Alessandro Damin.

CASAECHIESA is a small marble bookshelf where to put the book you’re reading and storing your next readings.

It is a tribute to the Italy’s history, always divided between temporal and spiritual power, Guelphs and Ghibellines, Communist Party and Christian Democracy,  Peppone and Don Camillo. 
The books define its shape: one for the roof, the others for the bell tower.

CASAECHIESA is going to be presented today, at the 2014 Turin International Book Fair opening, with Holy See as Guest Country. You can find the minibokshelf at Codice Edizioni Stand.

Alessandro Damin, graduated in Eco-Design at the Polytechnic of Turin, is currently running his own studio in Turin , Italy, working on graphic and product design.To know more about CASAECHIESA and Alessandro Damin, please write to info@alessandrodamin.com or officinak@gmail.com.

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The Hendrick’s Gin Giphoscope

This very unique Giphoscope was proudly handcrafted for hendricksgin, and showcased at The Gin Day, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Milan, 15 sept.

The tailor-made Hendrick’s Giphoscope has a polished brass metallic structure with burnished details, disks in iron and brass, handcrafted rounded ‘corners’, brass screw covers and a green guatemala marble base.

For branded, tailor-made, one-of-a-kind Giphoscopes, please write to giphoscope@gmail.com or visit the Giphoscope official website.

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Giphoscope N° 5 | Buzzfeed

Owner: Buzzfeed, New York, US

The Giphoscope n° 5 was created upon request for our first client, Buzzfeed, and displays the first animated GIF ever posted to the site

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The Giphoscope is the world first handmade analog GIF player. 
Each Giphoscope is built to order and is a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  To know more about the Giphoscope, making of, collections and orders, please visit: www.giphoscope.com or write to giphoscope@gmail.com.

The Giphoscope: Perpetual (E)motion.
By Alessandro Scali & Marco Calabrese from Officina K | OKKULT Motion Pictures, Turin, Italy.

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Giphoscope n° 64 | Steampunk Junkies

Are you looking for a very unique gift for a steampunk lover? Here’s our latest Giphoscope, made exclusively for SteampunkJunkies, the fabulous steampunk marketplace. 

The 24 frame animated GIF is excerpted from Symptoms in schizophrenia, a 1940s video showing masked mental patients enacting various schizophrenic symptoms.

The steampunk Giphoscope has a metallic frame is in brass with burnished brass details, double disks in iron & brass instead of plexiglass and the base is an original and rare 300 years old italian walnut.
You can buy the Giphoscope n° 64 here.

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Nessuno - Madonna della Speranza (Madonna of Hope), 2012

Officina K featured artist: NESSUNO

Italian artist NESSUNO (in italian means no one) works with plasters, creating a sort of second, suffocating skin over several kind of objects. For example, for Madonna della Speranza he covered a plastic woman head with hundreds of pink plasters. The head is closed with a string in a semitransparent plastic bag.