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Sunday, 30 September 2012 15:55

Axiom

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The rhythm of clapping hands, the repetition of images in equally timed segments: We are lulled and seduced. Like any other high-functioning receptor, the human brain is indiscriminate about what it picks up. How then do we resist the seemingly benign when we're mesmerized by it in spite of our better judgment?

Credits: Conceived, produced, and edited by the artist.

The images in the piece are from Leni Riefenstahl’s “Triumph of the Will”. 

The text is paraphrased from the writings of Amédée Ozenfant (1886-1966), which reads as follows: "Manufactured forms are geometric and we respond to geometry because geometry communicates to us a feeling that some higher dispensation is being subserved, which thus becomes a pleasure of the mind and a feeling that we are satisfying the laws that govern our being."

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Sally Grizzell Larson

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Website: sallygrizzelllarson.com
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