Avatar is an artwork by Yvette Fu launched as part of Verity, a curated program of 3D moving image artworks that reflect the current unsettling time which we are living in. The program features selected work by students who were taught by Professor Snow Yunxue in the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Artists explore the theme of realities and verity through the post-photographic lens of this infinitely capable medium by creating digital space alternatives, utilizing fluid simulation, bodily forms models, key-framed animation, and other 3D techniques. Drawing from theatrical, performative, cinematic, sculptural, and game practices, the works exhibited explore the strangeness and boundaries of reality.
"My project explores the borderline between reality and virtual reality. Particularly in such times when people are restricted in the internal space, our connection with the outside world is a hybrid product of physical and virtual reality. Thus, the digital world either presented on our phones or other electronic devices are not merely in the opposed position to our reality, rather, it could be viewed as an extension." - Yvette Fu