A short video exploring how far humans go when constructing their environments.
Urban landscapes bind us into what Raoul Vaneigem termed the "permanent curfew of geometry." Here cemented grids, store-front rectangles and replicated apartment balconies form a new-natural. Straight lines are the preferred distance between two points, efficiency is paramount and nature is subdued.
The human mind, either innately or conditioned, not only puts up with these patterns but imposes them. In turn, this video imposes on the natural by replacing the wind and waves with talk radio and car alarms. Rectangles and right-angles are edited into the landscape to create highways, skyscrapers, sidewalks, parking lots, etc.
The clatter and clutter is purposely excessive, a reminder of our own impositions.
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