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Connect to disconnect?   

Time Based Forms

Tony Chang

Using a central human character and hand-made puppets, my film playfully uses a combination of stop-motion animation and live footage to contrast the physical with the virtual world. 

The virtual world can be used as a tool by individuals to disconnect themselves in order to connect with others, thus exposing the irony of human relationships being replaced by the advancements of technology. I have made these playful puppets as enticing representations of this virtual world, with their soft and toy-like features that bid you to stay in their imaginary world behind the flat screen. Influential artists include: Tony Ousler, Nam June Paik, and Bruce Nauman. 

Watch Video clip here.