Geometry is inherent in everything around us, but we often have to take that extra effort, to pause and take a step back, to appreciate the geometric beauty in what we see every day. From the gentle curve of the streets in the neighbourhood to the straight lines on our buildings; From the patterns whipped up by the interlocking of the paver blocks to the angles formed at the intersections of the straight lines at the street corner, there is no escape from the rules of geometry. The square, an unforgiving concept of perfection is the building block of all the geometric pageantry around us.
‘The Square’ and from Director Sofia Kondylia, is an experimental film that explores the immeasurable geometry of feelings. She looks around her immediate environment for synergy between form and function. After exploring symmetry, patterns and geometry, Kondylia finally settles for the square. Shifting gears into a singular form of ‘Dancing Praxis’, she loops around the perimeter of her square, progressively shortening its sides to get to the core. The delightful camera work elicits the hidden geometric beauty that lies in our buildings, out streets and our neighbourhoods. It captures admirably the life that pulsates from these cold structures of brick and stone.
‘The Square’ is an interesting experiment that explores the inner geometries of human consciousness. It is an attempt at understanding the architecture of the human mind by analyzing the basic building block in its architecture, the square that is quite perfect from all sides. Like fractals, the mind form irregular patterns that are not defined by geometry, but are built by the humble building blocks.