The globular structures with tubes sticking out is an often-seen phenomenon in fractals, usually associated with Julia mode. After iterating amazing surf a couple of times it also spawned all these thin wires,, which I thought looked super creepy. I tried to create a look that reminded of old copper, a little like 17th century technology, hence the crazy story I made up to accompany it.
A little story like this works though, because it sets you up for a specific mood. In 'solar wind' I've used the same story, set in the future, to evoke the same feeling, but here I rendered the story into the film. The 'fractal hallucination' seems a good way to describe this stuff. For the rest- the animation has some problems. The thin lines are not fit for frame blending, and it yields a lot of artifacts. Also, I think the ending is not as good.
This was my first experiment with 'Paulstretch', software that stretches music to an atmospheric soundscape. I used Norwegian (Sami) folk singer Mari Boine's beautiful voice to evoke that hallucinatory feeling.