16 mm film projection on double-sided screen,
black and white, continuous loop
At the heart of the film is Spatial Figure I (1968), a sculpture by Estonian artist Edgar Viies. The idea of constant and never-ending movement becomes emphasised due to the fact that the Möbius strip is embedded into the shape of the sculpture and the film is projected from a material that can be seen endlessly coursing through the projector. The Cold War period in which Viies made his work is often marked by the utopian potential of Modernist technological progress, which was intended to result in a world harmoniously co-habited by people and the technology they created. However, the film’s mechanical neutrality and the seeming lack of any human presence suggests a more dystopic outcome.