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THEY THE PEOPLE

THEY THE PEOPLE

THEY THE PEOPLE

Animation, Experimental, Short, Video Art, Animation, stop-motion

United States

2022

Runtime, min

3

Symbols are often born with intended messages or ideals, but their most enduring associations accumulate over time. Symbols are not content, but are instead vessels in which content is stored by societies. As the celebrated American identity designer Paul Rand once stated: “It is only by association…that a logo [symbol] takes on any real meaning. It derives its meaning and usefulness from the quality of that which it symbolizes.” Meanings come and go. They amass in rich, messy, complicated, diverse, beautiful layers. Accumulated meanings can be contradictory and problematic. Symbols can be tarnished by misuse, replacing associations of pride and unity with embarrassment, shame, and fear. Symbols inevitably come to represent lived realities rather than lofty ideals.This work may be presented with vertical or horizontal orientation
Ryan Lewis

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Ryan Lewis

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