Shiyao Wu

Connection & Disconnection

Class of: 2024

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Photoshop, Photography, Bristol Paper

Faculty: Natalia Zubko

Prompt: By making a collapsible system that can be worn on the body, presenting different times we feel connected or disconnected from others.

Simpatico people stay together almost every single second. People can’t be separated, and they can’t be pulled apart, just like a ball of wool. With the passage of time, what people have experienced and seen will change our different views on various things. The relationship among different views in world affairs, life’s perspectives, and personal values can not keep. However, there’s always someone who gets snarky when they can’t accept people with different views and attack them psychologically and physically. And it is the time of the beginning of disconnection. Disengaging and protecting yourself at the same time. You can’t make personal attacks because we don’t see things the same way.

This series of photographs tells the story of an intertwined connection that has been disconnected from the extrinsic influencing factors. From the beginning, the wool balls representing the relationship are intertwined; Finally, disconnect, indicating that the connection is disconnected for a period of time.