Beyond Black Square

This project is a short video that moves Kazimir Malevich’s “Black Square” to the next level – [Supreme] Suprematism – Neosuprematism. It also simulates the evolution of the bar code system.

Click the link to view the video:

Kazimir Malevich: “This was no ’empty square’ which I had exhibited but rather the feeling of non-objectivity. I realized that the ‘thing’ and the ‘concept’ were substituted for feeling and understood the falsity of the world of will and idea. Suprematism is the rediscovery of pure art which, in the course of time, had become obscured by the accumulation of ‘things’. But the nature and meaning of artistic creation continue to be misunderstood, as does the nature of creative work in general, because feeling, after all, is always and everywhere the one and only source of every creation. The emotions which are kindled in the human being are stronger than the human being himself – they must at all costs find an outlet, they must take on overt form, they must be communicated or put to work.”

Tom R. Chambers: “Moving Malevich’s ‘Black Square’ beyond – particularly in kinetic form – compounds the feeling of non-objectivity. The ‘Black Square’ becomes the void in piecemeal fashion releasing those emotions that he refers to as being ‘kindled in the human being’ to even a higher degree. They have indeed ‘found an outlet’ and ‘taken on overt form’ – [Supreme] Suprematism – Neosuprematism.”
The images below are stills – at five-second intervals – from the video.

Beyond Black Square (Black Square Interpretations), Digital Art Community (DAC), SIGGRAPH 2017, Los Angeles, California, July 30 – August 3, 2017.

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