Gernot Wieland (born 1968 in Horn, Austria) worked for twelve years with an animal trainer who taught birds to fly in circles or squares. The title itself invokes the intellectual purity of geometric forms, considered superior by analytical philosophy to describe the laws of nature. The film explores what happens when you create structures or representability, and how aesthetic and social norms influence and control our society, our artistic creation and our (Western) view of the world, and why these norms lead to failure.

Commissioned by argos centre for audiovisual arts, Brussels, produced by Fluentum, Berlin, and Videoart at Midnight Productions, co-produced by Tannenbaum Films, with the support of Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.

  • Format 16mm(16 mm.)
  • Color col.
  • Year 2023
  • Duration 00:08:00
  • Languageinfo
    Subtitles: English UK
    Spoken: English UK
  • Artists