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2002, 14:10 min, color, sound

Baldino explores both the sublime and mundane aspects of symmetry, from the physicist Lee Smolin discussing "super-symmetry," to individuals confessing their design for eating corn on the cob. Sliding across the screen, each image produces a clone; the ceaseless, conveyor belt-like motion suggests the senselessness of manufacture and machinery, and the maddening frustration of the need for balance.

Editor: David Chmura