Michael Masaru Flora


Franconia in the Cities, Minneapolis, MN. 2016

In one sense, magic can refer to the supernatural or paranormal. Magic can also refer to an illusion or trick produced by a sleight of hand. "Illusion" makes reference to the former. The Shepard tone creates the impression of a tone continually ascending in pitch, yet which ultimately seems to get no higher. Using the Shepard tone as starting material, "Illusion" sees the subject abstracted and disfigured through a variety of digital processes.