Yukai Du: Way Out

Yukai Du’s MA graduation film, “Way Out,” is a surreal cautionary tale that hits close to home. Her “nouveau 1990s” stylistic voice is refreshing: especially her use of pattern to support the narrative. More background from Du’s website:

‘Way out’, inspired by ‘Alone Together’ by Sherry Turkle, is a reflection of modern life in this digital age. The exaggerated contrast between emotionless citizens and characterized phones reveals our over-­‐dependence on virtual communication. A dramatic and extreme consequence shows a negative attitude, for which no one can escape the trend of technology that originally comes from the endless appetence of human beings.

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Erica Gorochow

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Erica is a motion designer and director based in Brooklyn NY. Her work has been recognized by the likes of the Vimeo Festival, Fast Co. Design and AdWeek. Additionally, she has written about the world of motion design for The Creators Project and Motionographer and was previously an adjunct professor at NYU’s ITP graduate program.

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  • Very strong! I don’t get the ‘nouveau 90s’ observation, looks like good illustration to me.