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Elephant in castle

Florence Yuk Ki Lee
Hong Kong | 2021 | 4’46 | National preview

Elephant in Castle is a 2D digital animation, created within the context of two strange years, 2019 and 2020. The work expresses a constant change within the artist’s inner world, to express the emotional, aesthetic, and tactile responses that she has to Hong Kong, the city where she grew up. Stepping into a new decade, the world is coming to an unprecedented and critical moment in history. The work is a reflection on contemporary political and social shifts conveyed by her sentimental responses to the personal stories and the events/incidents that took place in Hong Kong. The artist was inspired by the research topic and artworks relating to Topophilia.

Direction: Florence Yuk Ki Lee
Editing and Animation: Florence Yuk Ki Lee, Tina Bahraei
Music: Just Bee, Di Wu
Sound design: Florence Xingyu Tan
Production: No Reason Studio

Florence Yuk Ki Lee

Florence Yuk Ki Lee (b.1994, Hong Kong) is an independent animation artist, visual communicator and co-founder of No Reason Studio. Her works of art explore the extraordinary in the ordinary, expressing her emotional, aesthetic and poetic responses to places that she has formed a sense of connectivity with, often from a perspective which is anchored to her cultural identity. She works in 2D digital animation, using a hand-drawn frame-by-frame process to create subtle abstract narratives using dynamic brushstrokes and colours.