Welcome to Kitty City - new video from Cyriak


57 Responses to “Welcome to Kitty City - new video from Cyriak”

  1. Im glad i live a sober life, im pritty sure this would kill anyone under the influence… of anything.

  2. jeligula says:

    Cat-erpillars?  I visited Kitty City and now want to go home.  I propose the name be changed to Disturbia and all off ramps to Kitty City be closed.

  3. Trevcaru says:

    The World of warcraft advertisement next to this video adds to the madness.

  4. I don’t think I will be able to sleep after seeing this… ever! 

  5. endymion says:

    I think he’s my favorite too.

    And as a musician (classical pianist), I’ll add one other opinion: he’s a fantastic composer too. His music is always a big cut above the rest.

    • jeligula says:

      Sorry endymion.  I am a classical guitarist and find Cyriak’s compositions in his animations to be repetitive and tear-inducing.

  6. prichard0116 says:

    Cyriak’s work never ceases to amaze/disturb/surprise me. I’m at a loss for words…or perhaps my mind is still lost in Kitty City.

    I do have to agree that this particular work is the internet crammed into a video transmission for all of us ponder. Well said Rob.

  7. danegeld says:

    This is probably what the dog on acid saw, right before it ran under the car

  8. Max Karl Key says:

    Big deal, my cat does this all the time.


  9. snagglepuss says:

    Oh, look. Kittehs.

  10. Rev. Benjamin says:

    “I suspect that he is the internet, trying to communicate with us in a language it thinks we understand.”
    This is a magical sentence of truth.

  11. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Needs more Cab Calloway.

  12. AirPillo says:

    Sometimes, I suspect that he is the internet, trying to communicate with us in a language it thinks we understand.

    That’s probably the best summary I’ve seen so far.

  13. Ceronomus says:

    I obviously need far stronger drugs.

  14. David Llopis says:

    Oh, are there new episodes of Liquid Television?

    • bcsizemo says:

      You could also throw this video up with Future Sound of London as the audio track and it would fit right in.  ala MTV Amp.

  15. Ashen Victor says:

    Shoggoth cat disturbs me .

  16. jayson says:

    I like Cyriak, but Joel Veitch will always have my heart.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to watch some kittens perform Elbow’s cover of “Independent Woman.”

    • jeligula says:

      Like you, Jayson, I prefer Joel Veitch’s efforts to Cyriak.  Joel is twisted in all the right ways, when Cyriak has you wishing you took one less LSD tab than you did.  Even if you didn’t take any at all.  That, in and of itself, shows that Cyriak is quite brilliant.  But my brain can only take so much.  This recent effort of Cyriak’s has me wishing that I didn’t have to sleep.  Either way, Kitty City is as close to taking an acid trip without actually tripping as it is possible to get.  It makes me wonder what it would be like when viewed 90 degrees from reality.  Would it even be strange at that point?

  17. Matthew says:

    This is so whacked out!  I wish it was Titty City though.

  18. irksome says:

    Naked-Oregon-Lady-Inside-A-Gutted-Unicorn chaser, please.

  19. BrianOman says:


  20. jtegnell says:

    Cyriak’s clip called “Cycles” is a wonder to behold (the one linked to above about Teddy Bears).

  21. jtegnell says:

    The music in Cycles is in four. Ugh. Deceptive!

  22. Vengefultacos says:

    Well, so that’s what Louis Wain would have produced if he had modern animation tools rather than just oil paints. Good to know.

  23. edi says:

    Watching Cyriak’s videos makes me feel so much less alone in my insanity. I think he and I see the same world when we close our eyes. I am so, so, so much less talented, however.

  24. Mark Sniadecki says:

    I am almost always a fan of non-sequitur and chaos. I like things that push envelopes and bend realities and play with the universe. I even like pointless things that look cool.

    I am not sure, however, that I am getting anything from this video…

  25. jtegnell says:

    Mark, I suspect there aren’t any deeper messages. It’s just visual playfulness.

  26. RandomReason says:

    Sponge Bob Chaser STAT.

  27. Kimmo says:

    I just went and watched a bunch of this guy’s other vids…

    Dude is tripping balls. So weird he’s almost scary.

  28. KBert says:

    OK, the cat thing’s cool; then I witnessed the others… then Beastenders = speechless!!!

  29. I’m kind of disturbed by the fact that I didn’t find this disturbing.

  30. thezarray says:

    I know what this reminds me of now! Yoshi’s Island with a touch of snes Donkey Kong graphics in a lolcat sammich with a sprinkling of EarthBound.

  31. Petzl says:

    He’s like a fractal Terry Gilliam…

  32. bnschlz says:

    The only thing my 2 year old daughter wants to do on the internet is watch cyriak videos.

  33. joeposts says:

    reminded me of something …

  34. I have added this to my Youtube faves and forwarded it to about twenty people. I have watched it seventeen times. I love the fractal cat legs.


    Sorry to go on and on about Occupy. It’s just that Occupy Houston had two marches in the last six days and I’m totally reved. Get out there y’all

  35. hungryjoe says:

    Man, that’s weird.  I’m showing this to my six-year-old.

  36. Felton / Moderator says:

    Sometimes, I suspect that he is the internet, trying to communicate with us in a language it thinks we understand.

    Ah, so the internet thinks we’re made of cats.

  37. Trent Baker says:

    Its hypnotic isn’t it, you could loop it on some mega plasma screen and mesmerize pedestrians.

  38. Eric Rucker says:

    Can we get a unicorn chaser after that?

  39. eryximachus says:

    So… how much acid, exactly, does Cyriak drop in a day?

  40. CourierPica says:

    Here we have definitive proof that not all YouTube cat videos are unbearably cute. 

    Now if someone could just disprove Godwin’s Law, I’m pretty sure the internet would fold in half like a cardboard trampoline that’s been left in the rain.

  41. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    Fractal Cats!

  42. I was less confused by this video than his earlier ones. The whole cats-growing-cats-out-of-their-cats thing… he’s done it already, with sheep, and cows, and hands, and spirally human faces.

    Not that I don’t LIKE it, it just doesn’t do much that he hasn’t done before.

  43. knoxblox says:

    My god…I can’t even imagine the cost of spaying and neutering exponentially reproducing fractal cats. How do you even spay or neuter a fractal cat?

  44. Jenonymous says:

    ooooooooooooooooooookay.  Between this and the Codex Seraphinianus link, I can sincerely thank BoingBoing for making sure that my Monday, nay, my entire WEEK, will be nonproductive. 

    Yes to everyone RE “this is like dropping acid.”  I cannot un-see this.

  45. Jenonymous says:

    Finally remembered what this reminds me of.




    You are all very welcome.

  46. kathy maloy says:

    Erm… as of 3:23 Eastern, Kitty City has been replaced with… something extremely lame.  I was looking forward to another viewing.  Oh well, off to YouTube…

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