The 1975 - Streaming (Visualiser)

‘Streaming’ from The 1975’s new album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’. Out now -

The 1975 and Ben Ditto have curated an online exhibition of 15 artists responding to tracks from ‘NOACF’.
03 Christopher MacInnes responds to ‘Streaming’.

From its opening frame of found My Little Pony fan art, Christopher MacInnes’s video for ‘Streaming’ takes us on a hypnotic journey through the backwaters of the net: imageboards like 4chan (United States), and Dobrochan (Russia), Komica (Taiwan) and Hispachan (Latin America) that have grown increasingly influential on mainstream culture.
His film navigates this new visual language by using a web-scraper and a pixel diver, both of which he developed himself, to clandestinely collect images from these boards and animate them in space. “Streaming,” he says, “is us interfacing with the network body, a direct patch to cooled server racks in darkened data centres, to machine space. In this sense, streaming is a sublime (in the Latin sense of sub, “up to”, liminis, “a threshold”) activity, taking us to the edge of where human space ends and machine space begins. The web-scrapers are performing ‘streaming’ in a similar way, posing as a counterfeit human (you have to write them to appear like genuine, web-browsing humans, or risk getting blocked) in order to enter that threshold space and drift along its surface.”
Having stream-scraped the boards of images, MacInnes used his bespoke pixel diver to explore what he’d found. Over a twinkling piano and synth intro, we go diving through a sea of pixels, a dizzying procession of deconstructed images that accelerates towards the song’s droning crescendo before releasing us into a blissful slow drift.
By fragmenting these images, he explains, he “takes them away from being representational forms and towards an infrastructural form that the viewer must pick their way through. This facilitates an immersion in the deranged pre-consciousness that underpins the infrastructures of contemporary culture.”
In MacInnes’s hands, the collective unconscious of today’s imageboards becomes a dissociative space we can fly through. Kitschy throwaway images are remade as great cosmic flightpaths, and we’re shown just how much depth these flattened pixelated images and warm, euphoric synth tones can conceal.


  • Death Lyrick
    Death Lyrick3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    sounds so much like the intro of Wings of Kyraneth

    LLAAVV9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    don´t click on this video if you don´t wanna go on spiritual journey with The 1975

  • Awaiting Mars
    Awaiting Marsปีที่แล้ว

    I'm really high and watching this album in entirety and this is art my dudes

  • SS86

    My brain at 3:00 am when I know I have to be up in an hour.

  • Akal

    watched and listened to this at 2am in my room pitch black what an experience

  • Noah Sabadish
    Noah Sabadishปีที่แล้ว


  • Wow Sports
    Wow Sportsปีที่แล้ว

    What the hell are you doing here Rarity?!?!

  • matt ldr
    matt ldrปีที่แล้ว

    this is like a artistic version of dense shitposting

  • Torres Peralta Kevin
    Torres Peralta Kevinปีที่แล้ว

    Does anyone notice this sounds kinda similar to 'Be my mistake'?

  • Megan Nagy
    Megan Nagyปีที่แล้ว


  • Awoken

    Where's the birthday party? :[

  • Poetry Reading
    Poetry Readingปีที่แล้ว

    Such a Kubrick trip...2021

  • Bagrisham

    Bit surreal to start with MLP, then transition to online media and shots from the Owl House , Hilda, and various anime. Definitely an unexpected and visually interesting way to showcase the instrumental.

  • ;.;.;.;

    I see anime girl and i click... not everyone is difficult

  • Ella Rosenfeldt
    Ella Rosenfeldtปีที่แล้ว

    These visualisers really make me get the album and appreciate it a lot more. Impersonally don’t like a lot of songs on it but l get the whole vibe now 🤧

  • MyDoanne

    All these videos are just blatant shit posting

  • Federica

    I was waiting for Monika to appear

  • tom spink
    tom spinkปีที่แล้ว

    holy shit watching this high is mint

  • Lanaist

    Who else here believes in pony?

  • Oznur Oznur
    Oznur Oznurปีที่แล้ว

    Watching this on VR...

    † ARRUINAGUACHO †ปีที่แล้ว

    wtf is the 1:19 logo? come on matty u really want put to work on us

  • grace elena
    grace elenaปีที่แล้ว

    who else hears a tiny bit of the birthday party in there? or maybe i'm just going mad

  • amie orr
    amie orrปีที่แล้ว

    autaghfghhh cobnsumption please god let me die

  • Ardhito N.
    Ardhito N.ปีที่แล้ว

    where were you when 1975 went full sewerslvt

  • Wiwied Wicaksono
    Wiwied Wicaksonoปีที่แล้ว

    Why is there Rarity at the opening 😂

  • Cade Anderson
    Cade Andersonปีที่แล้ว

    Second gen Forester XT at 0:55... tight

  • charlotte stinebaugh
    charlotte stinebaughปีที่แล้ว


  • in september
    in septemberปีที่แล้ว

    how did they edit this omg

  • Alissa

    how do I not see a single comment about sweet bro and hella jeff. i mean this has dave strider written all over it to the point where I have to wonder if they got hussie to be involved

  • Iara A. Guillén
    Iara A. Guillénปีที่แล้ว

  • Thovan Maulana
    Thovan Maulanaปีที่แล้ว


  • jaay.rivera

    I feel like this is an acid trip gone right

  • Daniel Adams
    Daniel Adamsปีที่แล้ว

    Scrolling through Ben Ditto’s feed

  • haha diana
    haha dianaปีที่แล้ว

    Yall better be streaming this

  • cuppyjoe0

    I want the team to make a file of all the pictures they used for this video. I think it would be very entertaining

  • -

    I want BALDSKI

  • tia

    It’s like you’re free falling through the entire internet

  • Aris Chapa
    Aris Chapaปีที่แล้ว


  • 川嶋珠生

    Super car planet

  • idontknowcorp

    V recommend anything from the cloud atlas soundtrack if you like this style of music

  • Has

    I can't wait to watch this high

  • Rafael B. Leonard
    Rafael B. Leonardปีที่แล้ว

    Somehow I really felt like this is a visualization inside Matty's head. All of the anime scene really reminds me about the lyrics "the first time we went to Japan, was the best thing that ever happened" from the Guys song.

  • orla

    I want to see bald JJ. You want to see bald JJ. Let’s do it fam.

  • ravenality

    i see animu, i click. i see the 1975, double the click.

  • Invincible Me, Invincible You
    Invincible Me, Invincible Youปีที่แล้ว

    This is an exhibition... essentially.

  • nana 。
    nana 。ปีที่แล้ว


  • matt woj
    matt wojปีที่แล้ว

    I caught misaka mikoto and that makes me happy

  • Kit Alcock
    Kit Alcockปีที่แล้ว

    Matty is a weeb confirmed

  • Sinem Cangul
    Sinem Cangulปีที่แล้ว

    i see. so much japan things here

  • ゆいと


  • Olivia Farrell
    Olivia Farrellปีที่แล้ว

    Amazing like always 🇮🇪♥️♥️

    TANGY JASONปีที่แล้ว


  • Taiyanox

    This is like the marvel intro but on drugs

  • Dabi

    Ksi right

    TJ DALYปีที่แล้ว

    Dissimulation > this

  • Conscious Robot
    Conscious Robotปีที่แล้ว

    These visuals are so rad

  • Anna Hill
    Anna Hillปีที่แล้ว

    I did a review about the album on my blog

  • Bridget Sullivan
    Bridget Sullivanปีที่แล้ว

    Ah yes mushroom season

  • Mranlee Cala
    Mranlee Calaปีที่แล้ว

    Why was there a lot of anime and manga references in the vid tho?

  • mari


  • Arelle Ramos
    Arelle Ramosปีที่แล้ว


  • lowcostnoisemaker

    I guess this is what your life flashing before your eyes feels like


    Guys I have the full NOACF album here for your personal use.

    REVOLUTION 17ปีที่แล้ว

    like Picasso set to music Its inspired my new songs and video channel Revolution 17 neil stanley on to better things roll on 1975

  • oniiexpress

    I click because of the fucking thumbnail. I'ma goddamn weeb for sure.

  • Xyllvy

    Has anybody tried watching this with 3d glasses on?

  • katie healy
    katie healyปีที่แล้ว

    watched that for the first time baked, whew!

  • katie healy

    katie healy


    i'm giggling at myself hehehehe

  • Lmarino

    What would you call this aesthetic?

  • Luis Gómez
    Luis Gómezปีที่แล้ว


  • aoshift

    Bro why are there anime girls in it

  • Kemyiah McClorrine
    Kemyiah McClorrineปีที่แล้ว

    Something about how this song just flows so beautifully into the The Birthday Party on the album gives me chills every time!

  • Adrian Albujar Yepes
    Adrian Albujar Yepesปีที่แล้ว

    The end of Evangelion 1.38

  • Anson Hartzler
    Anson Hartzlerปีที่แล้ว

    So they just made an inferior C418 track?

  • Rager teenager
    Rager teenagerปีที่แล้ว


  • Jacob Heard
    Jacob Heardปีที่แล้ว

    matty weeby

  • Jordan

    The 1975 is over here trying to make a visual album out of Notes. I’m not complaining lol that would be dope.

  • mellowmind

    right, what's all this then?

  • Margarita Matus
    Margarita Matusปีที่แล้ว

    Resumen: cuando los chicos se drogan miran monitas chinas :3

  • K T
    K Tปีที่แล้ว


  • kiro

    when u make deepfried memes to an aesthetic

  • J Lam
    J Lamปีที่แล้ว

    Nice trip tho. Oh wait, that’s a music video.

  • Леонид Маркони
    Леонид Маркониปีที่แล้ว

    Приятное ощущение, когда видишь новое, свежее, это как ветер перемен)

  • 20COM080 Tiasunep Longkumer
    20COM080 Tiasunep Longkumerปีที่แล้ว

    Well I want vocals

  • konvjo


  • haziqzaq

    Feels like Sigur Ros

  • Jake Butler
    Jake Butlerปีที่แล้ว

    I wish they would have just made a separate ambient music ep instead of throwing them in an already long record. One day I hope they’ll do something different like they did with People and cut off all the new wave synths and just make a record that’s bare bones.

  • Aa Almonia
    Aa Almoniaปีที่แล้ว

    I can see a lot of anime and manga.

  • S N
    S Nปีที่แล้ว

    There’re so many Japanese culture in here!!!!! I’m amazed...

  • Danjoshi

    I see anime, I click.

  • Sebastián Silva
    Sebastián Silvaปีที่แล้ว


  • Clearly not Captain America
    Clearly not Captain Americaปีที่แล้ว

    Watching this high sent me flying my guys. I started watching this fine, when it ended it felt like I woke up in another dimension.

  • so ra
    so raปีที่แล้ว


  • jennica

    this is what i see when i stand up too fast

  • Liam Smith
    Liam Smithปีที่แล้ว

    Any band that puts segues like this between their songs on their albums, that's my goddamn jam.

  • Salty

    for a 1 minute and 38 second video there's like 1 hour and 38 minutes worth of stuff to dissect.

  • Itsnotrj !
    Itsnotrj !ปีที่แล้ว


  • undead 64
    undead 64ปีที่แล้ว

    u try the algorethime ?

  • リラックスブライト

    0:26 レールガン?

  • Abhishek Gurawa
    Abhishek Gurawaปีที่แล้ว

    Sir, ye toh tatti hai.

  • Mmm K
    Mmm Kปีที่แล้ว

    Again, another great collab!