psycho tank

Motoko Kusanagi vs. Armored Tank Scene (1995)

  1. I am posting this as an explainer in response to this post.
  2. This movie was made in 1995!
  3. The image quality is dramatically reduced because of Tumblr’s 100MB limit. The original version is 179MB. This one is only 85MB.
  4. THIS WAS ANIMATED IN 19 F@#$ING 95!
  5. The motifs in this scene are used in every animated reboot of Ghost in the Shell. Someday I’ll write a 100,000 word meta about it. 
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Carsten Höller, ‘Giant Psycho Tank’, 1999

In Höller’s Psycho Tank, visitors will float weightlessly in a sensory deprivation pool, providing a strange out-of-body experience. In these scenarios, as in his other work, Höller treats the viewer as the subject and audience for his radical and disorienting experiments.

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In honor of Women’s Equality Day, watch Jennie Livingston’s legendary Paris is Burning, one of 22 famous and future woman-made classics now available to stream on Netflix. See the rest.