Dystopian Reality

Qiaochu Kris Li, Jialu Zhang

Dystopian Reality discusses the issues that we face today as we become increasingly aware of our relationship with the resources we consume. This project examines mass-produced daily objects and the hidden aftermath of their consumption, and employs their imagery as portals that unknowingly connects us with the other version of the reality. Combined with a narrative that is closely related to our daily rituals, we hope to shine light on the issues of the over-consumption and disposal of resources from a unique perspective.

We are creating a speculative narrative in which humans began to simulate a utopia by “patching over” pieces of reality that are dissatisfying. Using backlit projection and see-through two way mirrors, the installation envisions human’s ability to look beyond the appearance of a utopian world.