Michael Vorontsov

Michael Vorontsov

Design graphique
LaSalle College Vancouver

where two and two always make five.

A graphic art piece inspired by Radiohead's "2+2=5" song, which I've found to be a crucially strong and "heart-hitting" concept. It tells about people not willing to put enough effort into exploring, investigating and learning about the world and being satisfied with listening to others' truths and ideas, usually distorted by authorities and mass media. The song's main concern is primarily addressed to the idea of mass conformity, as in to those who feel cozy enough at their homes, in their private boxes, those who don't feel the urge of getting out and seeking answers themselves. The tragedy in this message that there aren't only people who don't know they're being fooled, but also those who consciously let authorities fool them, as they never think beyond what they possess. "I'll stay home forever, where two and two always make five." My idea in this project is that there's a great wisdom in a constant search for alternative mindsets that we're never being taught to do. In this artwork, we see two pairs of columns with a cross and two lines inbetween them, which stands for "2+2=", a bit below there is the "V" shape that represents the roman "five" numeral. In addition, the overall shape looks like a church flipped upside down, which is a metaphorical representation of authority, or an institution, the core of falsified knowledge.

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