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Related people/organizations

Nuomeng Zhang (designer)
Jesse Alexander Madden Harding (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)

Date

April 22 2020

Description

“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.

Related Terms

Parsons Institutional Collections

Identifier

PC020402_2020_zhann146

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/


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