QotD: A Life-Changing Work of Art

What work of art (film, book, record, whatever) changed your life?
Submitted by bodhibound.

It's a cliche, but probably it's Charles and Ray Eames' "Powers of Ten".

I saw it first on a children's television show in the UK called Picture Box, that showcased short films. I recollect it also showed "The Red Balloon" so obviously someone there was trying to bombard young kids with amazing visual culture as early as they could.

It blew my mind, and back then I couldn't have possibly known how many times I would watch, reference, dissect, crib, and re-watch that film for its themes, its form and its content. Scale, systems, and the seductiveness of self-similarity.

I think it's why I do what I do, and why I love what I do.

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