Jodie Mack, the most playful and imaginative avant-garde filmmaker of her generation, delivers her longest work to date, and the results are characteristically inspired. The overarching theme is the many facets of graphic design. Mack creates a breathtaking montage with shots of maps, printed alphabets, computer code, and intricately patterned textiles (the latter being an ongoing motif in the director’s work). The film also considers a variety of locations, among them shipyards, airports, and open-air bazaars; rather than interrupt the flow of close-up images, the location shots complement them, challenging viewers’ perceptions of what constitutes large and small forms of human ingenuity. Despite the headiness of Mack’s concerns, the filmmaker maintains a light tone throughout, incorporating stop-motion animation, sped-up motion, and bouncy electronic music (the score generates beats from sources ranging from airplane engines to industrial looms). What emerges is a sense of wonderment toward sights and sounds one normally takes for granted.