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From the Ted Talk by Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Okay, this is the last work. It's called the frmunnreraes. It comes out of the idea of a wdoinw. This is an actual window in our studio, and as you can see, it's made up of three different thicknesses of wooden sections. So we used the same window vocabulary to construct our own frame or grid that's ssdeenpud in the room and that can be viewed from two sides. This grid is inhabited by a tbrie of small figures. They're also made up of three different sizes, as if to suggest a kind of perspective or landscape on the single plain. Each of these figures can also run backward and forward in the track and hide behind two adjacent tracks. So in cnrostat to this very tight grid, we wanted to give these figures a very comical and slapstick-like qlautiy, as if a puppeteer has taken them and physically aaitenmd them down the path. So we like the idea of these figures sort of skipping along like they're oblivious and carefree and happy-go-lucky and content, until they sort of sense a movement from the viewer and they will hide behind the fastest wall. So to us, this work also presents its own cctdrainoiton. These figures are sort of entrapped within this very stonrg grid, which is like a prison, but also a fortress, because it allows them to be oblivious and naive and cfeearre and quite olivuiobs of the external world. So all these real life qualities that I talk about are sort of translated to a very specific technical configuration, and we were very lucky to calorloatbe with ETH Zurich to develop the first pttproyoe. So you see they extracted the mitoon cogs from our animations and cetread a wiggle that integrated the head-bobbing movement and the back-and-forth movement. So it's really quite small. You can see it can fit into the palm of my hand. So igiamne our excitement when we saw it really working in the studio, and here it is.

Open Cloze

Okay, this is the last work. It's called the ____________. It comes out of the idea of a ______. This is an actual window in our studio, and as you can see, it's made up of three different thicknesses of wooden sections. So we used the same window vocabulary to construct our own frame or grid that's _________ in the room and that can be viewed from two sides. This grid is inhabited by a _____ of small figures. They're also made up of three different sizes, as if to suggest a kind of perspective or landscape on the single plain. Each of these figures can also run backward and forward in the track and hide behind two adjacent tracks. So in ________ to this very tight grid, we wanted to give these figures a very comical and slapstick-like _______, as if a puppeteer has taken them and physically ________ them down the path. So we like the idea of these figures sort of skipping along like they're oblivious and carefree and happy-go-lucky and content, until they sort of sense a movement from the viewer and they will hide behind the fastest wall. So to us, this work also presents its own _____________. These figures are sort of entrapped within this very ______ grid, which is like a prison, but also a fortress, because it allows them to be oblivious and naive and ________ and quite _________ of the external world. So all these real life qualities that I talk about are sort of translated to a very specific technical configuration, and we were very lucky to ___________ with ETH Zurich to develop the first _________. So you see they extracted the ______ cogs from our animations and _______ a wiggle that integrated the head-bobbing movement and the back-and-forth movement. So it's really quite small. You can see it can fit into the palm of my hand. So _______ our excitement when we saw it really working in the studio, and here it is.

Solution

  1. carefree
  2. suspended
  3. prototype
  4. collaborate
  5. framerunners
  6. contradiction
  7. window
  8. contrast
  9. quality
  10. oblivious
  11. imagine
  12. animated
  13. created
  14. motion
  15. tribe
  16. strong

Original Text

Okay, this is the last work. It's called the Framerunners. It comes out of the idea of a window. This is an actual window in our studio, and as you can see, it's made up of three different thicknesses of wooden sections. So we used the same window vocabulary to construct our own frame or grid that's suspended in the room and that can be viewed from two sides. This grid is inhabited by a tribe of small figures. They're also made up of three different sizes, as if to suggest a kind of perspective or landscape on the single plain. Each of these figures can also run backward and forward in the track and hide behind two adjacent tracks. So in contrast to this very tight grid, we wanted to give these figures a very comical and slapstick-like quality, as if a puppeteer has taken them and physically animated them down the path. So we like the idea of these figures sort of skipping along like they're oblivious and carefree and happy-go-lucky and content, until they sort of sense a movement from the viewer and they will hide behind the fastest wall. So to us, this work also presents its own contradiction. These figures are sort of entrapped within this very strong grid, which is like a prison, but also a fortress, because it allows them to be oblivious and naive and carefree and quite oblivious of the external world. So all these real life qualities that I talk about are sort of translated to a very specific technical configuration, and we were very lucky to collaborate with ETH Zurich to develop the first prototype. So you see they extracted the motion cogs from our animations and created a wiggle that integrated the head-bobbing movement and the back-and-forth movement. So it's really quite small. You can see it can fit into the palm of my hand. So imagine our excitement when we saw it really working in the studio, and here it is.

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Important Words

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