This project begins from a fascination with the shape of a silicon wafer, a round slice of semiconductor that is used for the manufacturing of rectangular microchips. When you look at a smartphone—the microchip, the production process, and the design of the device—the rectangular shape keeps coming back at different scales. We even look at rectangular pixels when we use it. Moving from the atomic to the global scale, this vertical film conveys the story of our tendencies to make everything rectangular.
The music was composed by Davin Mosterd, who was guided by the round and square themes that appear in the film.