Electronic and Time-Based Art
Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University


Austin Braund

Rubik's Dismay

Freshman year (A&D10100 Electronic Media Studio 1)

Originally, my plan was to use a complex city-scape background created by bottles and random object, inspired by Pes's work, but I realized that such a background would detract from the movement the Rubik's Cube was doing.

From the beginning, I wanted to personify the cube and create emotions such as excitement, fright, pride and envy. Using the second cube came later and was actually a last minute idea that just came to me with some help from my friends.