All Together with Sun Xun to Fight COVID-19

We're happy to announce our support for our dear friend and artist Sun Xun on his latest initiative aimed to help those in need affected by COVID-19.

We need each and every one of you!

 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

To Reflect the Current Condition Through a Film

 My name is Sun Xun, and I am an artist. I am currently working with my team at π Animation Studio, on a 90 minutes feature art animation film.

At this moment, the world is ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic and like everyone, not only are we fearful and distraught, but also overwhelmed by a sense of helplessness. This sudden viral outbreak and our own limitations have forced us to self-quarantine and social distance. However, as tragic as this situation is, to endure it inactively is not our only choice! There are a lot of things we can do, big or small.

I plan to reserve one of the most special sequences of my film for you. And now I am inviting all of you, undifferentiated in the face of this pandemic, to work together with me in completing this film. Let’s make it into a monumental feature unique to this special period of time, which will not only document the sorrow we share, but also works as a reference for the future in defining what we are today, to prevent us from solely relying on our often faulty memories.

When we complete the film, the names of all contributors will be listed at the end. We will donate to the Red Cross to help those in need on behalf of the participants of this film.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

1.  Whether you have received any training on painting or not, you can contribute to this film. Send us an email for the animation script. 

2.  Print out the script we send you on a A3 format paper.

3·  Draw a picture that you consider special with the provided pattern using whatever you have at hand as painting tools. Make sure your picture does not go beyond the frame we set.

4.  Take a photo of the work. Make sure you have decent and even light on the picture, so that you get a high-quality photo with sufficient details to add to the the film. Please try to avoid capturing the shadow of the person taking photos. Of course, if you could send us a scanned image of your drawing, that would provide better image qualities to work with.

5Take a photo of the scenery in front of your window. You can include your window as the foreground.

6Send us your painting and photo by email.

Please send us an email to join this project.

Artist Statement is also available in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian. Please contact us if you need any of these versions.

*Each contributor will be informed about the chosen charity in due course.

 Sun Xun 孙逊  H U A  I  E X P L O R E

 

Sun Xun is an acclaimed interdisciplinary artist who has gained international recognition for his fantastical works in animation and site specific installations combining drawing, print-making and new media. His works are collected by the Guggenheim Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Astrup Fearnley Museum and the Walther Collection amongst others.

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