[[caption-width-right:300:The face behind the madness..]]

Cyriak Harris, or simply "cyriak", is an animator from the U.K. who makes videos which are both incredibly beautiful and bizarre. Harris first gained exposure for his imaginative gif animations on the b3ta message boards, which soon drew a cult following.

He and his works have been featured in various other media, such as Creator/AdultSwim and the [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Southeast Today]].

His Website/YouTube channel--which he primarily produces his stuff from--can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/cyriak here]]. His regular music profile can be found [[http://cyriak.co.uk/music.html here]].


!!Tropes to apply to Cyriak's works:

* AcidTripDimension: Most of the worlds depicted in his videos.
* AlienGeometries: In "cyriak's animation mix" a cow is walking on two parallel planes at once, front legs on lower one and hind on upper one, while said planes are moving in the opposite to each other directions.
* AliensStealCattle: In ''MOO!'' [[GoneHorriblyWrong It goes horribly wrong]].
* AnimalisticAbomination: In a world where everything is an eldritch entity terminally high on acid, most animals are just almagations of their smaller equivalents shaped into what they should be, or sometimes into another animal.
* AnthropomorphicFood: "Festive Greetings from Cyriak" features a parsnip that looks like an obese woman's hips and legs. Worse, it's pumping out parsnip larvae!!!
* ApocalypseHow: Slam-dunking the moon into a spaceship drilling into Earth isn't exactly the best way to stop an alien invasion.
* BodyHorror: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3S3Txsl2vs Some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZfmPREbTd8 clips]] milk it for all its worth.
* BookEnds: "cyriak's animation mix" begins and ends with the same, short, looped-animation sequence.
* {{UsefulNotes/Britain}}: British figures often show up in his animations, such as UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen and Creator/PatrickStewart.
* CheshireCatGrin: Cyriak often has this expression in the videos where he appears.
* CuteIsEvil: "Meow Mix" features cats meowing menacingly in Hell.
** "MEOW" is a gory, ultra-violent video about zombie cats taking over a city.
* '''DerangedAnimation'''
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His earliest videos, like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBzuLqp33sM One Million Years BC]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXli15Q1k-Y star wars out-take]]" are far more ''normal'', making them "weird" compared to the rest.
* EldritchAbomination: '''Everything.'''
* EldritchLocation: Everywhere.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: His latest video, Chimpnology is filled with monkeys.
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FavUpD_IjVY cows]]. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrw1VMRNFUg cows]].
* ExplosiveBreeder: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKPhjkw3Y84 7 billion]] has this in spades; it starts out with a single rabbit that splits into two, then they begin spawning more and more rabbits through splitting, budding, ''"birthing" from their backs'' and other surreal methods, which leads to millions of rabbits swamping the fields and forming a giant bipedal rabbit (with many rabbits still on the ground), which also spawns ''more giant bipedal rabbits'' which in turn repeat the process over and over again until they form a colossal rabbit composed of countless rabbits.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: '''Almost omnipresent in his works''', especially the creatures in "Something," which look like 1950s people with excess eyes and mouths.
* FlatWhat: Common reaction when viewing his videos. Then usually escalates to a BigWhat around the middle point.
* FrivolousLawsuit: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAvS1ndtEKg Because]]" ran into legal issues on [=YouTube=] for a time to see if Cyriak had the rights to use a photo in the video. The photo in question? A picture of '''his own face.'''
* GenreSavvy: The bartender in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeM5YcMUtFQ "DeadEnders"]]. The minute he notices that a ZombieApocalypse is occurring he sounds the alarm without hesitation. [[spoiler:It's not enough to save him]], but at least he actually ''does'' something about it.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: "Moo!"
* {{Gorn}}: "The Spirit of Christmas" and "MEOW".
* HumongousMecha: In the form of a bipedal cow made from the shards of buildings and built by another building that was converted into a giant speaker by the udders of a giant, mutant cow. Yeah.
* KillerRobot: Chimpnology features a [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie giant typewriter monkey robot]], which eventually goes berserk and starts eating monkeys.
* LighterAndSofter: "Yellow Bridges", which is still surreal but more peaceful.
** "My Territory" is rather odd too, but doesn't have as much creepy stuff to it.
** Cyriak also did animation for Eskmo's 'We Got More' and Bonobo's 'Cirrus'. Both are still surreal, but aren't as creepy compared to his own works.
** While [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKPhjkw3Y84&feature=em-uploademail 7 billion]] still contains adorable bunnies morphing. It's probably the tamest out of all of Cyriak's videos compared to "Moo!" and "Beastenders"
* MoodWhiplash: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtKJCIeozQ8 Here]], in honor of UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen, Cyriak ages her picture from her young self to her old self [[spoiler:to her dead self]].
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EZZhmNPGv8 a Christmas message from Cyriak]]."
* OnlySaneMan: See GenreSavvy.
* RealityWarper: The little boy in "Boogie Maths" warps reality with his dancing, causing his body to distort and demonic clones of himself to emerge out of his mouth. Eventually, everyone melts and his head explodes.
* RecurringElement:
** Cats, kittens. All of the sort.
** Cows. And cows and cows.
** Robots and machinery, particularly in the form of animals.
** The Queen, as an EldritchAbomination. Patrick Stewart, as well, [[MesACrowd often many of him]].
** Spiders, and different creatures looking like spiders.
** 50s-60s surburbia, as of recent videos.
* ShesGotLegs: All over the place in "My Territory", but not in the way you'd expect.
* SignatureStyle: Heavy morphing, weird loops, generous amounts of BodyHorror, and just plain all around weirdness.
* SpidersAreScary: "Cobwebs."
* StupidStatementDanceMix: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dF2ZLq7oBk "You've got a poo in your pants, pants, pants ... "]]
* SurrealHorror/ SurrealHumor
* ThoseTwoGuys: In "My territory", there are two "blokes" that appear several times that are the artists behind the music: Grand Popo Football Club.
* TooManyMouths: The creatures in "Something" have excess eyes and mouths.
* [[WhenTreesAttack When Nettles Attack]]
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W_ETBVdoKc Yellow Bridges]].
* ZombieApocalypse: "[=DeadEnders=]" and "MEOW".