Gentle Rain – part of the animation project i-city
6:00 | 2005 | color | stereo
The skyscrapers have cut the sky into geometrical pieces. The flashing lights of construction sites are a far cry from stars, but they do add some much needed color to the bored ciry. Memory is in color, like a carnival, good old things pull us together. The poetic visual lanuage complements the work of independent music maker Edmund Leung, giving the grayness of i-city a little wash with its timely shower.
i-city is the Hong Kong Arts Centre’s first animation creation project. A collaboration by more than ten young animators (among them Hong Kong Independent Short Films and Video Awards winners) of different artistic style that took a year, from inception to completeion, to come into being, it is Hong Kong’s first ever large scale collective creation. Comprised of nine animations, each an execution in individual style and content and technique breakthrough, some nostalgic, some critical, some hopeful, but all try to bring i-city to life in animation, the work is a tribute to i-city by thirteen animators in fluidic poetry.
> Taiwan International Animation Festival 2006 – Asia’s View Finder
> Berlin Asia-Pacific Film Festival 2005
> The 29th Hong Kong International Fil Festival (2005)