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Squares Part One

Trigger Warning: Images of actual violence and death are included in this video.

(You can download the video rather than streaming it.)

This video took a lot of effort to complete. The primary themes are on perspective and its origins, influence, struggle, and dimensionality.

My intent in layering images one over the other against a background featuring its own layers was to highlight the ways our perceived reality is shaped over time by nuance and factors we quickly grow accustomed to. A lot is happening throughout this piece, and by changing what elements they focus on, the viewer can shift their understanding of what the imagery means.

One thing I would change about this video, if I could, would be to increase the prominence and frequency of imagery around the parasitic wasp sequences as metaphor for intrusive alien ideation.

The modern world demands a high level of vigilance from anyone hoping to track or trace the source of their beliefs and ideas; a parasitic wasp functions much like actors in the information ecosystem we all live amidst, quietly dominating an entity for its own ends.

I may write more about this at a later date, or I might not. Hope you like it.

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