“SQUARE” is the story of a room that undergoes a series of dream-like transformations, effectively disrupting the viewers perception of what is. The film follows a woman through her mundane morning routine of feeding the fish, making the bed and watering the plant in the window. Yet with each event, the objects in the room are transformed, exaggerated, dismantled and re-imagined in entirely new ways. The transient nature of place and the distorted perspective of memory drives the film. Based on her poem "Sigur Rós doesn't sound the same on these speakers," author and director Michelle Elrick used images from the text as the backbone for "SQUARE". Throughout, the author's voice is present in the foreground, anchoring and skewing the cinematic images.
"SQUARE" was written and directed by Michelle Elrick and filmed at the Black Lodge Studio in Winnipeg by Tyler Funk. The poem was recorded in Montreal by Tonio Morin-Vargas, film sound design and original score are by Matt Peters, with art direction and set design by Seth Woodyard and Peter Kralik respectively. Financial assistance was provided by the Manitoba Arts Council.