I’m a little disturbed by this “video” about the House of Automata in Scotland, where two obsessive craftspeople restore vintage automata (and pronounce “automata” wrong because they’re Scottish). The video is comprised of photos, so it has a creepy stop-motion fee, which adds to the creepiness of everything else about the project.

“The perfect automata is one that transports you to another place, a complete fantasy world. You look at it and you’re completely entranced, and then you wind it and the apprehension grows…”

“Basically, what you’ve got here is a life-sized donkey-headed man…”

Oh would you two just do it and get it over with?!

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