Currents
Media: 2D digital, 3D digital
Year: 2018
Duration: 6:15
Animation: Xinyi Zhu
Sound: Xinyi Zhu

“Currents” is a digital animation, shifting through the uncontrollable time scales along with the locations and eras. This is a lingering odyssey without beginnings and endings. The main character gets lost in places, lost in times, and lost in realities. He sinks into the water as descending into uncontrollable realities, an unstable hypnosis in which one seems to be more than oneself, and more than one place at the same time.

The sense of instability becomes increasingly visible because of the quickly changing world. We identify multiple realities, such as an individual and his/her avatar on the internet, physical existence and legal existence, objects and its numbers in a bank. The sense of separation between one and oneself is enlarging. For better or worse, the process of constant relocating ourselves produces both anxiety and ecstasy.


Animation: Xinyi Zhu

Sound: Xinyi Zhu

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