“Bootyclipse” Is Booty Shaking Without The Booty

The other day I came across the video art of Dennis Knopf, whose “Bootyclipse” video series takes “booty shaking” videos and removes the booty shaking part. If you’re not familiar with the concept, sometimes amateur booty-shakers set up webcams, videotape themselves shaking their booties for the camera, and then upload said booty shaking video to YouTube. Knopf isolated the few seconds before the woman steps into the frame and starts shaking her booty, looped those seconds, and, voila, “Bootyclipse” was born. This one, “indian booty dance,” is my favorite. The original caption reads: “me bored ass [sic] hell doin a lil dance to Punjabi MC.” [YouTube]