Black Square Rotation Black Circle

This project is a video/installation piece re: the transformation of Kazimir Malevich's "Black Square" to "Black Circle" via rotation or movement. The evolution from one geometric form to another - square to circle - via kinetics (movement) is in keeping with Malevich's description of the artworks as "new icons for the aesthetics of modern art" within the art movement, Suprematism. He created this Suprematist grammar based on fundamental geometric forms - in particular, the square and the circle. In the 0.10 Exhibition in 1915 (the Dobychina Art Bureau at Marsovo Pole, Petrograd [Saint Petersburg]), Malevich exhibited his "Black Square" and "Black Circle".

Click on player below, and then keep your focus centered on "Black Square" to experience the conjuration of "Black Circle".