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Brand

our mission statement

PLEXUS  is a platform created by the resilient 2nd year Visual Merchandising Arts students of 2022. Have you ever wondered what the coexistence of nature and technology will look like in the future? PLEXUS includes an installation that explores these paradoxical ideas. Each vignette showcases the usage of surreal, immersive, natural, and technological elements that will make you question your reality. The result is a culmination of a 10-week creative process, focusing on fabrication, styling, photography, graphic design, merchandising and more. We aim to inspire those within the Sheridan community, the industry, and our external communities.

Our Focus

PLEXUS  will explore the coexistence of paradoxical ideas. What happens if nature and technology coexist? What if our deepest fantasies become reality? Through collaborating on ideas and solutions, we aim to create a lasting impact on our community.

Our brand values

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NATURE: TECHNOLOGY

PLEXUS believes in the seamless coexistence of nature and technology. As technology advances, we’re able to better preserve our natural resources. By preserving nature, our planet continues to be more habitable. These two ideologies must exist in harmony.

Every individual has unique ideas. PLEXUS believes in the importance of togetherness and collaboration. By diligently combining all of our strengths and skills, we will conceptualize individual ideas into a collective presentation that will be more powerful and impactful.

INDIVIDUAL: COLLECTIVE

PAST: FUTURE

The present reality may seem surreal, however, PLEXUS will not let this limit our creativity. We will apply the lessons from the past to realize the dreams of our future.

What’s real and what’s not? PLEXUS  aims to blur the line between reality and fantasy. We will create immersive environments that will make you question your thoughts and emotions.

REALITY: FANTASy

PLEXUS  is a space for us to explore and express ideas within the Sheridan environment. As students living and learning amid a pandemic, we have longed for a connection with the community.This will be an opportunity to highlight and showcase our talents both internally

and externally.

Inside : outside

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installation

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Galactic Gardenia
Plexus: a network of dreams

PLEXUS: A Network of Dreams is a short film created by the students of the Visual Merchandising Arts program. It takes viewers on a journey through the world of PLEXUS.

The short film follows Justin, a dedicated VMA student who is overworked from assignments. In the blink of an eye, he is teleported to PLEXUS, a world where the line between reality and fantasy is nonexistent. He is met with familiar faces, new friends, and discovers the wonders that PLEXUS holds.

PLEXUS: A NETWORK OF DREAMS
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cyber garden
Sophie, Tianli, Zhuogaofan, zixuan
Cyber Garden is the representation of our hope for the future. It is a perfect balance between society’s technological advancements and the conservation of nature, by displaying the beauty of both elements together. 
catmosphere
justin, kexin, sheng, tracy
Catmosphere captures the elements of nature and technology by fabricating an installation set in outer space. By applying natural elements such as the moon and greenery, it is then combined with technological characteristics including fashion styling and projection. Rather than people in space, the use of cats in outer space exhibits a sense of surrealism by taking eccentric concepts and making it a reality.
Autumn, Caira, Megan, Nicolle
Galactic Gardenia explores the correlation between nature and technology through an immersive photography installation. It combines natural elements such as flowers, leaves, spiders, and technological features like electrical cords, keyboards, cameras and enhance these components with photo editing.  
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Oceana
Anastasia, Fatima, Felicia, Martina, Speranza
This installation explores the wonders of the underwater world, along with the use of technological element to bring ocean life to the surface. Oceana refers to “God of the Sea”, portrayed by the mannequin.
SPACE MEADOWS
Abbey, Haley, Wen, Zewei
The PLEXUS window installation beautifully captures how both nature and technology can coincide peacefully in the world. The window features natural elements such as flowers, grass, butterflies merged with technological facets such as wires, cables, and coding. 
 
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