Playdough’s Cave

Playdough’s Cave / 2015 / 9:12 minutes

Play-dough’s cave’ uses collage, painting and play-dough to revisit Plato’s famous analogy of the cave.

The work tells a story of a third encounter; an alien species visits, and attempts to learn language from the forms projected upon the walls of Plato’s cave. But the cave, and their shadowy illusions, are about to crumble…

The film then turns into a ‘meta-painting’, where the process of depicting a cave (literally ‘cave painting’) leads to further insights.

The film was presented as part of the Institute of General Semantics Symposium, 2015, in New York.