'BARBICAN BOX', SHORT FILM 2018
Produced by Rita Ataide Novais
Directed by Sophie Colfer
2D Animation by Ou Su, Bofan Liu, Yixuan Li, Anastasiya Kupsova, Sophie Colfer
3D Animation by Kelvin Simmonds, Bofan Liu, Rita Ataide Novais
This collaborative project was commisioned by the Barbican Centre for the event Barbican Box Music Showcase at the Barbican Hall, on the 14th May 2018. It was curated by composer Max Richter, with the theme 'Reflections on Yourself'. Animation was projected onto the screen while music composed and rehearsed by secondary school students from across East London is performed live on stage.
Event link: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/barbican-box-music-showcase-with-the-max-richter-quintet
In this abstract animation, we aimed to represent the organic nature of the construction, deconstruction and reconstruction of culture within the creative process of life. As patterns and shapes carry the traces of different cultures, an organic element, a fish, is the creative force which links and sustains them. The box was used throughout the animation as the structure from which these transformations occur and boundaries expand.