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In this animation, an ear is searching for a mouth to listen to, but he only encounters unpleasant voices. Meanwhile a mouth is searching for an ear to speak to, but he only encounters a ‘buzz off’ sound.
In our lives we may hear unpleasant thing that we don’t want to hear, or find that we cannot control what other would say. We may also hear something pleasant one day, and wonder if the sentiments are fake — wonder if it is a trap. Our innocence might be taken, put inside a box, and never be opened again. Or are we the hypocrites that set traps and pretending to be nice?

  • Aimee Chang
  • Aimee Chang
  • Aimee Chang
  • Hen
  • Hen
  • Terry Sun
    Art Consultant
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2016
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  • Student Project:
  • Int'l Motion Art Awards 5
    New York
    United States
    November 2, 2016
  • Taichung International Animation Festival
    International Animation Festival
    October 15, 2016
  • World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb
    June 6, 2017
  • International Animated Movies Festival Animocje
    April 26, 2017
  • International Animation Festival Fest Anca
    June 30, 2017
Director Biography - Aimee Chang

Aimee Chang is an illustrator/ animator born and raised in Taipei. She focuses on expressing emotion and concept through short animations and illustrations. Her works are often inspired by negative emotions and the resentfulness toward life and society. She digs into the inner thoughts of her mind and explores subjects related to senses, relationships, and interactions between individuals by utilizing a surreal and abstract approach. The stories she creates are often implicit and welcome multiple interpretations.

2016 "Deformed"

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Director Statement

The story is inspired by negative and strong emotions of anger, sorrow, and loneliness. In the past year, I was disgusted by the complicated and contradicted relationships among people and realized that problems could start easily just by a mistaken word. People refused to open their mind; they spoke out the hatred so loud, and hurt the feelings of their loved ones. However, there’s no certain resolution to these situations, and it might never be. Through this story and with all its surrealism and weirdness, I hope people who watch this film can think of the relationships between selves and others in different perspectives.