Intro to Dark Night of the Clown's Soul

Dark Night of the Clown's Soul pays tribute to actress Cyndi Freeman, whose wonderful performance in her play Inside Cherry Pitz brought home for me the extent to which campy Hollywood imagery has come to internally define our pop culture driven society. I found Inside Cherry Pitz to be a sort of surreal clown show. Like all true clown shows, it was funny on the outside, scary on the inside. Aside from being an extremely talented comic actress, Cyndi Freeman is also a very beautiful woman. Dark Night of the Clown's Soul plays off her beauty. Her visage is digitally distorted, thrust into an abstract, hauntingly alluring dreamscape. For some interesting insights regarding the dark side of clowns, check out and The No Clown Zone. Dark Night of the Clown's Soul is a deeply textured web animation, composed of 316 frames. It lasts approximately 3 minutes and 55 seconds, then loops. A high-speed Internet connection is required and I recommend using Firefox as your browser. Even with a high-speed connection, initially the animation may run at a jagged rate. Such animations often need to play through once before running at their proper rate. I do apologize for this inconvenience, but I feel it is necessary to constantly stretch the boundaries of the web as a medium.

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