‘Plug and Play’ normally stands for plug it in and start playing. In this short by Michael Frei the meaning is a bit different, but playing is now an option!
The film is about creatures with a plug as a head who are dominated by long fingered hands. You feel the tension grow, because the fingers want to be independent, but on the other hand you can feel the love.
Frei made this film with a touchpad, just using his index finger. It’s ‘his’ finger that defines what the little plug-heads can or can’t do. Last week an app version of Plug & Play was released, so now you can put your index finger on your touch screen and play along. Frei worked for a year to complete the app with game developer Mario von Rickenbach. You can download the app for USD$2,99.