Young Joo Lee
The lives of a young woman and a young man are intertwined and forever changed by their work at a regenerative human limb corporation. This project is intended to be a synchronized three-screen short film installation.
The setting of the film is in the near future when cell- regeneration technology is used to produce human body parts for sale. A corporation employs individuals to grow their limbs for living, similar to how a (axolotl) lizard regenerates its limb after an amputation. The film shows the parallel lives of two people working in two different production stages in the limb regeneration factory; the body part production unit and the body part disposal facility.
The left screen tells the story of Shelby, a factory worker who regenerates her limbs to be later amputated and sold as a product. Such workers are called Lizardians.
The middle screen reveals the corporation/factory.
The right screen tells the story of Caleb, another factory worker who uses defective regenerated limbs to create fine art sculptures.
Their lives change as Shelby suffers from a phantom pain from regenerating her limbs, while Caleb becomes the corporation-sponsored artist.
The three screens will be installed next to each other, immersing the viewers in the three different realities at the same time.