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Interrupted trajectories and other transient disequilibrium models

In her second short film, director Lydia Yakonowsky explores sudden and involuntary shifts in projected trajectories, intertwining scattered data point grids with unnerving spirals and mathematical objects that change meaning with the light source, offering a striking commentary on economic forecasting models and periods of major change.

Produced by

Lydia Yakonowsky

Directed by

Lydia Yakonowsky

Project Description

In her second short film, Lydia Yakonowsky explores sudden and involuntary shifts in projected trajectories. A succession of scattered data point grids are intertwined with unnerving spirals, and mathematical objects whose meaning change depending on the light source.

A striking commentary, both on economic forecasting models and on periods of major changes.

About the Director

Lydia Yakonowsky is an economist and multimedia artist who has made a significant impact in the world of filmmaking. With a background in economics, she brings a unique perspective to her work, reusing and deconstructing visual elements from economic charts to create immersive films.

Her latest masterpiece, "Interrupted Trajectories and Other Transient Disequilibrium Models," is a groundbreaking exploration of the delicate balance between stability and disruption. Through a mesmerizing blend of scattered data point grids, unnerving spirals, and mathematical objects, Yakonowsky challenges traditional narrative techniques and reshapes the utility of economic modeling. Prepare to be captivated by her statistical choreography and thought-provoking storytelling. 

Screening Details

Project Runtime


Programming Block

Sonic Visions: A Journey Through Sound and Sight

Screening Day & Time

May 02, 7:30 PM

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