Leaving the Bed

Medium: Maya, After Effects

Fall 2021

Length: 1m 46 sec.

In today's world, people spend more time indoors, connect virtually, and get accustomed to this new way of living. "Leaving the Bed" is a 3D animation that shows a character spending time in bed, which goes on for a day, a month, and a year. She plugs in to the bed, and the bed provides her with everything she needs. Over time, her awareness of the outside world fades away. One day, a butterfly knocks at her window, reminding her of the world outside her bedroom. The film connotes the presence of a dystopian world where we limit our lives to the confines of the virtual realm, and ignore the value of the real and physical world, encouraging us to think about what our society will look like in the future.