Andrew James Paterson

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More or Less :3 minutes 2014

More or Less (2014) is a three-minute video consisting of two layers of non-camera colour gelled images and processed texts. This video stems from my extreme ambivalence about minimalism, maximalism, modernism, and audiences. Does modernist art address audiences and, if so, then how? Is minimalism necessarily slow in its editing rhythms? What are the relationships between pictures, images, and concrete poetry? More or Less pits minimalism and maximalism, speed and slowness against each other. Do they crash and explode, or do they blend into an explosive cocktail?

How stable are those time-honoured truisms...more is less and less is more?

Colectivo Toronto, 2014