Friday, 28 May 2010

Divergence

A short video.

Final piece for our animation project, also the final piece of work from second year.

A fleeting moment of realisation brought about by investigating the phenomenon of multiple online lives. I spent several weeks creating avatars for portals such as Second Life, World of Warcraft and Habbo Hotel, whilst simultaneously taking street recordings of passing conversations and unacknowledged background noise.

What I hope to show is neither cynical nor celebratory, merely a close observation of the parallels between our virtual and our real lives... a transient conclusion that whatever hopes Hollywood may spin us; tangible or simulated; nothing much is ever really going to happen. In reality, what I do show is that I have a damn nice pair of socks.

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