Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The Red Square




Stills from The Red Square, animation on Sinclair ZX Spectrum (2006) (2 minutes)










 

 A pastiche of Soviet modernism and the endurance of an ingrained Protestant work ethic, The Red Square was made in the first nine months of 2006. The first three were my last at the civil service where I had been working myself to death modernising the archiving system. Designing databases, cleansing data, maintaining large filestores and then programming machine code at night all blended into one after a while. Work is the theme of The Red Square. Indeed in its world the square is the unit of work. It is the product, the currency and the simplest form of being. The animation ends when the means of production create language. 


2 comments:

  1. good blog mike, just had a brief look, will have a good read when i have the chance! speak soon, ian.

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