AXIOM -The rhythm of clapping hands, the repetition of images in equally timed segments: We are lulled and seduced. Like any other high functioning receptor, the human brain is indiscriminate about what it picks up. How then do we resist the seemingly benign when we’re mesmerized by it in spite of our better judgment?

NOTE: The text was edited from the writings of Amédée Ozenfant (1886-1966).

Awarded Best in Category —The Medium is the Message and Third Place overall at the Toronto Urban Film Festival, 2010.

About the author:

Sally Grizzell Larson is an independent visual artist. Screenings of her video works include NewFilmmakers NY, Anthology Film Archives; Galerija Galženica, Velika Gorica, Croatia; Berlin International Directors Lounge; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid; Electronic Language International Festival, São Paulo; the Berkeley Video and Film Festival, where “Certain Women” was awarded Best of Festival–Experimental; and the Toronto Urban Film Festival, where “Axiom” was awarded Best in Category: The Medium is the Message.