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A (Non) Colour Box' takes its name in part from New Zealand born artist Len Lye's 1935 animated video, 'A Colour Box'. However in opposition to the technological utopia Lye presented in his work and his theories of "Individual Happiness Now". The video presents dark landscapes and networks mixed with a modern and nostalgic aesthetic of increasing technological dystopia and disenfranchisement.
Elements for the video were hand drawn, painted or photocopied to recreate the look and feel of early animation, and aging film.
The soundtrack further mirrors the technological nostalgic theme, namely the early experiments with synthesizers in the late 70's and 80's, experiments which were influenced in turn by the dystopian writings of J.G. Ballard.