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that can be viewed at This video is a metaphor for a true story about two women who were switched at birth and didn't find out until 40 years later: would you tell us what did attracted you of this story and how did you develop your video? I learned about this story from National Public Radio show called This American Life. I was attracted to this story, because I tried to put myself in the women’s shoes. I couldn’t help but to think: What if it was me being switched. How much of life is predetermined and how much of it is how we make of the life that we are given. I love doing things handmade. I feel that it is more direct and straight from the heart. While I love the handmade, I’m constantly learning new things to make my message clearer and succinct. The first draft was very choppy. I relied solely on stop motion. After consulting with my mentor, I made some necessary adjustments: My favorite change is switching out the hay with remnants of an egg carton. Thank so much for my mentor Ko Maruyama for his support and guidance. Whave appreciated the way your approach challenges the viewers' perceptual parameters, reminding us of Jan Švankmajer's approach: how do you consider the relationship between perceptual reality and the realm of imagination? Thank you for your reference to Jan Švankmajer work. I love his clay animation very much. His work is whimsical and surprising at the same time. I believe that perceptual reality and the realm of imagination are two sides of the same coin. For me, I often stumble upon the world of imagination by chance and at the most unusual moments. Ideas and stories come to me at random and unexpected times like when I’m


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