Crowded Dreams 密集夢想｜animation short film
2019 Jing Shan Classic, Cultural & Creative Arts Award, Digital Animation category, Merit award
This is a busy and crowded city in Asia. A lot of clothing flying with wind imply condensed people living here. Pedestrians pass through the big roads which transformed into athletics running tracks, meanwhile, there are traffic lights counting down the remaining time. On the wall, there is the calendar which is torn page by page, showing the life time is getting less and less. We always have some traditional expectations from people at different ages, meanwhile, the typical Chinese calendar shows "what to do" and "not to do" at every life stage, just like find a stable job, marrying an appropriate person, have children and have a family, buying a house and save money......etc. We worship to god, hoping we can become a successful person. And We put our dreams into those high and condensed buildings, and we are imprisoned by our dreams. In digital era, the way how we use smartphone for phubbing imply on the high buildings top up endlessly. It's like human's desire gets deeper and deeper, on the other side, the buildings build higher and higher. The whole city produce resources endlessly, and it shows that world resources unevenly distribute under civilization development. The city imprison many people who are kidnapped by desire and dreams, and we learn lessons and how to rescue yourself from those crowded dreams in this city, and free your and everyone's soul in this chaotic world.