Symbolic Exchange & Death

2003, 1.20 mins, colour, stereo, DV, Dave Griffiths & Coryn Smethurst

Insect eyes and menu-icons, in mutual regard, form a multi-layered system. The film interprets the restless repetition and redundancy of menu and insect behaviour as typical of absurd technological society. The visual and sonic play alludes to our hyped digital utopia – the tension between an unbridled material and its standardization into discrete binary units.