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In "Life Moves Pretty Fast..." one of the most quotable lines from the pop culture classic, Ferris Bueller's Day Off , is lifted from its movie context in order to explore the slipperiness of meaning within the structures of language and the frustrations that come with it.   Processing is used to create a space where the different meanings behind the text -cultural, literal, metaphorical, symbolic, etc-- slip into one another.   The text is animated in such a way where meaninglessness of a cultural cliché must confront the recognition of meaning.   It is through the participation and perhaps frustrations of the viewer that this action of veiling and unveiling occurs.  

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