Dear Geometry

Dear Geometry is a piece about my affection for and attempts to understand a particular style of video art that has emerged in the last few years. The style in question often features 3D abstract objects in smooth motion, hyper-real reflective surfaces, vivd colours and an overall hyper-futuristic aesthetic. It has become particularly popular in the underground electronic dance music scene in Europe and the USA, often featuring in club visuals and music videos. 

I have tried to come up with a rational explanation for why I, and many others, find these videos so pleasing to watch. I have tried to come up with some sort of emotional logic behind the amount of satisfaction these pictures deliver, but I have so far had no success. I’ve spent many hours watching these videos, analysing the shapes, comparing them to other objects to see if I can come up with an answer, but still, no success. 

I have decided to accept the pleasurable effects that these videos bring and give up my questioning. It’s just a lot of really nice shapes after all. 

Written for Graham Dickson, and dedicated to the work of Pussykrew, Nate Boyce, Konx-om-Pax and Brez.

To be premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as part of PLUG 2015 in May 2015.