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Black Squared Red Square, And Again, 2013

Black Squared Red Square, And Again, 2013

Lenticular print

Dimensions: 23 cm (w) x 38 cm (h)

Printed by RWC, Texas

Edition size of 20 + 3 APs

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and WAAP

 

In Black Squared Red Square, And Again (2013) new meaning has been imbued into another well-known Malevich composition. Through the use of a lenticular lens a movement from left to right of the viewer results in a repetitive movement of the black square dropping down onto the red square. While in the past red, white and black signified certain associations with emotions (via Malevich) and subsequently political connotations (via Russian Constructivists), in this work black square reveals an aggressive destructive force, a defeating and defeatist aspect of Capitalism as it tries to constantly define and overcome an oppositional force. The red static square, originally assumed as a Communist colour, can now be easily replaced by the new colour(s) of political Islam.

 

Black Squared Red Square

Video documentation

Black Squared Red Square, And Again, 2013

Lenticular print

Dimensions: 23 cm (w) x 38 cm (h)

Printed by RWC, Texas

Edition size of 20 + 3 APs

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and WAAP

 

In Black Squared Red Square, And Again (2013) new meaning has been imbued into another well-known Malevich composition. Through the use of a lenticular lens a movement from left to right of the viewer results in a repetitive movement of the black square dropping down onto the red square. While in the past red, white and black signified certain associations with emotions (via Malevich) and subsequently political connotations (via Russian Constructivists), in this work black square reveals an aggressive destructive force, a defeating and defeatist aspect of Capitalism as it tries to constantly define and overcome an oppositional force. The red static square, originally assumed as a Communist colour, can now be easily replaced by the new colour(s) of political Islam.

 

Black Squared Red Square

Video documentation

Black Squared Red Square, And Again, 2013
Black Squared Red Square