People living in the digital age often do not know where they really are. After facing a virtual screen all day, some people can easily confuse reality with virtual reality. There should be a way that reveals this confusion of reality. By layering different screens upon one another, the visualization of the multi-layered confusion evokes people’s awareness of the difference between the virtual space and the real space.
A virtual space odyssey begins with the computer startup screen. Guided by a series of zoom-in and zoom-out sequences, the audience, who is about to enter the virtual space, still realizes that they are actually watching a screen. Then, an interesting light appears in the vast darkness of the virtual space, leading the way to the remote brightness; the audience’s eyes chase after the the light. All of a sudden, two, three, and many more lights appear within sight, misleading and confusing the viewer. The audience becomes lost in the virtual space. The virtual world starts to rotate, shift, and flash as many virtual spaces are perceived to exist within one another. The camera pans out of the screen to the flashing signal lights of the router(s), to which the virtual world is connected. Finally, the lights begin to fly away into an ocean of waves formed within the screen.
At the end of the “roaming lights” sequence, one screen starts to zoom out, and then two, three... The audience sees many screens within one another. Suddenly, a new light appears, signalling that the audience is still looking into a screen.
The interpretation of the scenes are open to the viewer’s imagination. Throughout the film, symbols like a computer screen, a router, and a computer mouse are used to guide the audience into understanding the context of the narrative.
The whole video is done with one continuous shot, there is no editing at all except attaching the soundtrack to the video.