《Beasts of the South》

Reflect on the living environment under climate change with their own experience of climate trauma. In my works, I recall and reorganize a "disastrous world" through a cycle of depiction, erasure, reconstruction and erasure, and peep into the fragile and sad state of things in it, and how everything falls apart.

As a disaster victim, I use animation to describe the experience of the flood and the phenomena I witnessed during the disaster. Regarding the climatic trauma of floods, I began to think about how to use art to express my own disasters. Through reading the works of relevant artists on ecological and climate crises, I extended my exploration of the content of memory, life, survival and the possibility of artistic creation.

  • Xiongyuan YAO
  • Xiongyuan YAO
  • Xiongyuan YAO
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  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 CNY
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
  • Graduation exhibition of The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
    June 14, 2023
    Graduation exhibition of The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Director Biography - Xiongyuan YAO

Now I live in Guangzhou, mainly engaged in experimental animation, dynamic image creation, I am a director, photographer, animator, graphic designer.

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