Ruini SHIChina


  • Single-Channel Animation
  • 5' 11",2017

A virtual affair in an obsolete game. Strings depicts a story in a near future, in which the only player of an obsolete online game wanders around by himself day and night, and seamlessly replaces himself with another personality.

However, his isolated emotions begin to open up when one day another 'player' arrives in this 'Cyber Chernobyl'. This film tells a story about mediated intimacy by depicting a range of virtualized spaces or realms in a game, aiming to open up new opportunities for thinking through digitally mediated relationships.

Strings raises questions about the tools and methods which can be employed to refactor the interactions between humans and machines in order to enable new, diverse kinds of intimacy in the digital age.

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