Study 1

Another leaf from Shahrokh Na'el's Scribble Screens virtual sketchbook – a series of animated shorts scrutinising prevailing cultural trends by exposing them to Na'el's uncompromising digital palette. This disjointed self-portrait seeks to highlight the continuing entrenchment of 'compression culture' within global communities; whereby formally rich and diverse societal motifs are planed away to conform to a dominant culture regimented by modern technology.

In this short, the artist's individual characteristics remain recognisable, but have been leached of all colour and depth – limiting the audience's capacity to identify with its subject. A juddering vibrato soundtrack and scratchy overlay complete the impression - suggesting that his identity has been almost completely scoured of distinctiveness by its technological transmission.

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