Duration: 4min 17sec
Director: Gong Jiawei
In this short film, the minimalist setting, slow-motion imagery, and the ambient drone background music construct a peaceful, tranquil, and meditative scene. However, viewers’ interpretation may change after they find out the animated background graphics are actually mushroom clouds from nuclear explosions. Perhaps things are not always as we conceive and perceive them. The devastating nature of a nuclear bomb could also appear delicate and exquisite. This piece tries to evoke our conflicted notion between eye and mind, the definition of the world, and logics and judgments proceeding from it.