EUTERPE • 6m 24s
BLACK SQUARE examines the ways we endure contemporary life in the grid. It animates a philosophy of perception through an assault of optical illusions, highlighting limitations of one's body and mind. An assembly of human figures writhe and squares strobe in rhythm to audio sampled from the opening of the 1965 Op Art exhibition, THE RESPONSIVE EYE. Through the friction of this contrast, a portrait emerges of an anxious, divided society pushing at the boundaries of our teetering attention.
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