The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
Video, 4 min, loop, 2011
In psychology, the gestalt effect represents the phenomenon that enables us to visually recognize figures and whole forms, instead of the bunch of individual elements. In mass choreography, an individual element is a person. Here, a person does not have his or her uniqueness and individuality, but rather is a part of something bigger. This is also characteristic of communism. Through the contemporary aesthetic approach of computer animation, this video abstracts characteristics inspired by mass choreography (rhythm, dynamics, unstable geometry, the boundaries of the individual element) and builds new compositions.