A Small Smudge, a Large Smear

A Small Smudge, a Large Smear

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In the beginning, there was an ink smudge that became the human being. Norie Miura's vivid animation takes the viewer on a wry journey from the smudge that began human evolution through a history of violence and destructive technology. She shows us the descendant of the smudge, a corporate executive, wreaking havoc with the world by firing large ink smears.

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