Dis Topia

by: Michael Janis
In this Utopia-themed project, I explore the idea that utopias are, in a way, dystopias. I believe that the root of a utopia is evil and they are often controlled by some higher authority. In this work, I start by showing the utopia as seen by those living it. Then, I pan down and view the underworld, which is in flames, representing its roots which are evil. Then, I pan back up and into the sky above where the puppetmaster can be found manipulating the "utopia"