- Rough Animation (click for the link on Vimeo, or view the one on the top)
- Artist Statement
Life and death are one cycle; one end means the other begins – much like the life transformation between big whale, butterfly, and goldfish in the animation. Every time one creature goes away, another creature will come back as the nature is always balanced. Fascinated by the miracle of life and death and nurtured with traditional Chinese wisdom, we create an allegorical landscape-like Chinese animation out from within. By applying various metaphors to these objects, the artists integrate the issues of life cycle and equality of things smoothly into the poetic animation.
生死乃氣質聚散，方生方死，方死方生 ﹣正如我們動畫中 大魚、蝴蝶與金魚之間的交替變幻。每一次‘歸去’都意味著新的‘來兮’，无我同一，自如其然。痴于道家的生死观与齐物之说，醉于中国传统文化艺术之哲思，我们创作了此山水画般诗意的中国动画。基于《逍遥游》《庄周梦蝶》等齐物论中著名篇章的思想，并对其中的意象加以想象变幻，此动画是完全的中国制造。