Nails


  • Currently 4.1/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.1/5 (115 votes)
| Comments (20) | Views (41)

KarmenNails.jpgArt used to make sense. Then Picasso started moving body parts around, Jackson Pollock dribbled buckets of paint onto canvases, and Rene Magritte told us, no, this is not a pipe. Ever since, some people have scratched their heads and stared in wonder. Just what do you do with modern art? Maybe you want to poke it and shake it and make it dance like a ferret hopped up on pixie sticks. Well, if you're looking at Nails, a digital composition by Han Hoogerbrugge, you are in luck.

Nails consists of 27 interactive art scenes, typically starring an inked-out Hoogerbrugge wearing a suit and tie. Most begin with the man casually standing on top of the grey background of the page. His hands are in his pockets. Nothing seems out of the ordinary. But when you click or run your mouse across the man, everything takes a turn for the bizarre.

He may split his personality, act out the alphabet on a whim, or jump out of his clothes and hop around in the nude. He might sit on top of the hood of a car and bark like a dog. Ok, to be honest, I don't know if that's a modern art thing, or a guy thing. Whenever you click, be prepared. In Nails, anything from the odd to the obscene can occur. Multiple figures interact in strange and violent fashions. One scene might take inspiration from Nietzsche's philosophy, the next from the Talking Heads.

Speaking of modern rock music mixed with modern art, Hoogerbrugge experience extends beyond his Nails creation. In fact, if you are a fan of the Pet Shop Boys, his work might seem a little familiar. Hoogerbrugge created the animation for their music video, "Love, etc." which was released earlier this year. A few of the animations found in Nails make appearances in the video.

If you can't get enough of this strange artwork, between a music video and these 27 sets of bizarre flash work, don't despair. Don't pull your head off, either—this guy makes it look too easy. While Nails seems to be complete, Hoogerbrugge's inked outline still pops up on a regular basis, in the comic-like ProStress 2.0.

This interactive art may not be suitable for small children. It may neither be appropriate for the easily confused or the easily offended. It may not make sense. But that's what modern art does. So, if you do modern art:

Play Nails

20 Comments

Awesome.
My favorites are 15, 23, and 5, in no particular order.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Hmmm... strange.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

There is this one too, from the same artist
http://ml.hoogerbrugge.com/
that is pretty interresting...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Freaked me the heck out.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I have to say that although I'm a big Hoogebrugge fan in what he's explored for the past decade or so, I thought the Pet Shop Boys video was quite ugly and cumbersome and overall not good.

Having said that I am coming at it from a film/animation/music video point of view rather than an internet artist point of view.

I do like this though

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

This reminds me a lot of Bill Plympton's animations. They even put out a great, pointless li'l mini-game in the nineties based on one of his animations.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Anonymous May 21, 2009 11:00 AM

Incredibly creepy

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Pookie - Just tried Modern Living, that's very interesting as well, and a lot like Nails.

I really enjoy Han Hoogerbrugge's works, I don't usually like modern art but this is so unusual that it always interests me.

Also, sorry about the incessant nagging to review this game. I should suggest games from now on, and leave you guys to do what you're good at - the reviewing...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Wasn't there that one a while back by the same guy that was equally crazy?

This one I think

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I think I can say this for a lot of us:

What? o_O

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Grosie, Hotel was made by the same person as this. Flow as well.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
silliee Author Profile Page May 21, 2009 11:50 AM

wow, I liked this one. weird but still cool.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Strange. I like it!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
brokenrecord Author Profile Page May 22, 2009 1:37 AM

Ew. Just really really really ew.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I just find this kinda pointless

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I don't know if that guy is crazy, or just very 'creative'.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

16 was the creepiest for me, then again, I've only gone through 25-16. xD

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

... I'm scared...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

After I played 005, all I wanted was a bowl of soup with some good friends. Does that make me a bad person?

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Ohhh creepy, creepy. Could be life-scarring.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
On the Edge of Earth: 5000> Tricky On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a sci-fi adventure game by Roope Tamminen, originally developed for the Ludum Dare 48 game jam under the theme of "Connected Worlds". In it, you play as an astronaut attempting to terraform a world, using a whole bunch of sciencey stuff he doesn't quite remember how to use. While enjoyment will on the player's tolerance for tinkering, On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a charming experience that rewards experimentation.  ...
1,511 Views
2 Comments
Hero and Daughter> Dora Tongue firmly planted in cheek and, um, assets spilling out all over the place, this dungeoncrawling RPG translated by vgperson and created by Tachi follows Ralph, a hero busted back down to level one, as he summons powerful female companions to help defeat the Dark Lord.  ...
Aries Escape: Episode No.14> elle While browsing a new display at the fine arts museum one day, you wind up trapped inside a strange exhibition. The artwork here is quite puzzling—literally. To escape these rooms, to even find the door, you need to collect clues and useful items, then use them to solve a series of puzzles.  ...
1,513 Views
14 Comments
Button Escape 24> Dora There are eleven buttons you need to find and click in order to escape from this challenge by Tototo Room, but first you need to get in touch with nature to solve the puzzles in your way...  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Maestro: Dark Talent

Browser game of the week

Pirateers 2

Mobile game of the week

Goblin Sword

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Popular on JiG


The Room

Virtual Villagers: Origins

Submachine 9: The Temple

Surgeon Simulator 2013

The House 2

Papa's pastaria

Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple

Fireboy and Watergirl 3: The Ice Temple

Moonchild

The Royal Trap

Loren the Amazon Princess

1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum

Magical Diary

Heileen Series

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.