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Collection: Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses ➔ Series: 2020 (PC020402.16)

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“Resonance” is a personal art project to reflect on how communication over a long-distance has influenced my relationship with my mother, who lives thousands of miles away in China. The piece reflects on the lack of emotional resonance and alienation produced by digital communication, as well as my yearning to connect more deeply with my mother through long periods of separation. This installation is composed of sculptures and projections with a soundtrack and plaster casts of my face and hand holding a phone to signal that long-distance communication. This project questions how digital communication is shaping our modern relationships, with others and ourselves. I use my own story to indicate how the social network is redefining human connection and ask why we feel more disconnected with all these instant, convenient, online applications.

Creator Keywords:
art installation; self-exploration; long-distance communication; human relationship
April 22 2020
Related people
Nuomeng Zhang (designer)
Jesse Alexander Madden Harding (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)
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