Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Grassman, Jeremy Joseph Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-04142014-120632 Title Wonderland Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Department Art Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Barr, Courtney Committee Chair Baggett, Lynne Committee Member Malveto, John A Committee Member Dean, Paul Committee Member Parker, Rod Committee Member Smith, Edward C Committee Member Keywords
- cinema 4D
- graphic design
Date of Defense 2014-03-24 Availability unrestricted AbstractWonderland is a film about a fictitious, alternate dark society, free of original thought and action. The people toil day to day in a mechanized fashion. All characters are predictable and unquestioning except for our protagonist. He seems to think something is not quite right, and possibly he discovers it too late.
Wonderland is a world in which the people work, sleep and repeat this procedure daily with no end until retirement. The story takes place on the last day before our hero’s retirement. What is the next adventure to come? It must be better than the past comprised of daily toil at the factory and little other stimulation save the drive home and his fancy dual television set.
Wonderland explores themes drawn from my personal life and observation in a film representation created from a digitally collaged world comprised of everything from fantastic machine designs to references of constructivist based design merged with grotesque architecture and blocky typography. The viewer is challenged to deciding whether or not Wonderland can be seen as malevolent or benevolent, a vision or reality.
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