The Beaks by Jiangnan Hou

Parsons School of Design

Design and Technology

Project Name: The Beaks
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A short VFX film that employs interactions with handmade masks to both reflect and intervene in moments of broken communication. The masks and the people who activate them serve as symbols for the inevitability of misunderstanding, especially in the time of the pandemic, and the creative potential underlying these points of confusion.