You're watching video history! This film was created in 1990 by the Sony HDVS Soft Center to demonstrate the nascent High Definition Video technology. When this movie first debuted in the main store window of Sony Town in Akihabara, passers by would gasp in amazement at the clarity and sharp crisp focus of the picture.
Infinite Escher is a paean to German mathematician and artist [Edit: Dutch Graphic Designer] MC Escher. It stars a young Sean Ono Lennon as a teen who starts experiencing visions of various MC Escher paintings, drawings and mechanical draughts. How many MC Escher motifs can you count?
Although the special effects now seem passe, this video was truly cutting edge at release, a collaboration of avant gard industry artists: Directors John Sanborn, Mary Perillo, Dean Winkler; Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Art Direction by Nam June Paik.