Who knew playing with food could be so genius?! I’m smitten by the whimsy and ingenuity that goes into the stop-motion work of “Pes” and his animation partner, Dillon Markey, in their viral videos. In their newest cooking foray, “Fresh Guacamole,” the amount of detail and culinary prowress is impressive, from rolling the “lime” along the table to extract the most juice to their choice of a lightbulb to represent the jalapeno and its removable seeds. Apparently Pes, too, is a skilled cook, admitting, “I know how to handle a knife and can draw on this knowledge in breaking it down into a still image sequence.”
First lauded for their “Food Fight” video, a summarized depiction of post-WWII American warfare using strictly food as its subject, Pes has gone on to tackle a variety of subjects, from skateboarders to spaghetti. For more info on Pes’ work—which director Michel Gondry describes as positively “glittering and exploding”—check out their website at http://www.eatpes.com/.