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Tears of Chiwen

, 2017

Video animado em canal único de Tears of Chiwen (9´00"), de Sun Xun

Video animado em canal único de Tears of Chiwen (9´00"), de Sun Xun

This film focuses on the themes of tradition and mythology in an analysis of how ornamental motifs on buildings are formed.

Chiwen is a legendary animal decoration used on both ends of the oriental ancient buildings’ roof ridge. Known as the dragon’s son, it is good at spewing waves and making rain, which helps prevent fire and bring good fortune to the house.

Tears of Chiwen is a metaphor. Tears symbolize water, happiness and sadness. Since the recent history of East Asia began, each country has absorbed Western cultures in its own ways, and now takes on a new look of Westernization. The work Tears of Chiwen is a reflection on the modernity of East Asian Culture in the context of globalization. — SUN Xun

Category: Short film
Techniques used: Drawing on paper
Process: Colour

Directed by: Sun XUN
Production: PI ANIMATION STUDIO, Sun Xun
Artistic direction: Xun Sun
Script: Xun Sun
Storyboard: Xun Sun
Animation: Xun Sun, Xingye Chen, Yanping Yu, Fengli Lai, Yingjie Yin
Music: Fei Zhang
Editing: Chong Xu, Yingye Chen

Edition of 6 + 2AP


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