This animation was made for “60 Days of Lockdown” project of Luxelakes A4 Art Museum in Chengdu, China in 2020.
It’s a story where a fantasy and reality are confused, about the boy who started using his elbow instead of his hands after the pandemic of the new coronavirus, who lacks conscious awareness of wearing a mask and who plays Frisbee with his girlfriend to take social distancing.
I mixed a soundtrack stitching the sound from SNS notifications, video game, movie streaming and Youtube that I spent most of my time while a lockdown life, and the sound of entrance procession of Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, San Da Pao (三大炮) in Chengdu, and also the sound of Xun (埙 – Chinese old music instrument), which I wanted to practice in this special time (but I couldn’t). And also the sound of the balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet in 1968, that takes social distancing in the film most clearly.
It’s kind of my picture and audio diary during the pandemic, which actually happened and cannot happen.
“60 Days of Lockdown” is the collection of the voices of 79 artists from 23 countries, depicting our current reality in text and image, where social distancing and online interaction have become the norm.