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Youyang Yu

MA work

I Love You Forever Now

Our existence is just a surge of fluctuation pulsing through the timeline. The perspective of being alive only exists in the present. Though innate to our life, the past and the future is always absent, which easily narrows our understanding of the world to a thin slice.

In my graduation project I love you forever now, I want to portrait our shared mortality by looking into the idea of our past and future self, to examine our understanding of the concept 'myself', question its stability and spot our unawareness towards not just ourselves, but also other people's connected and fluid identity, who all experience the same mortal life as vivid and as complex as 'me'.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Animation, 2016

  • There are layers and layers of information and systems fabricating the complex world we are living, it seems that our life can sustain without the necessity to understand much of them.

    Greedy as I am, I want to understand more.

    Besides passionate verbal communication about all the mysteries of the world, I love observing things quite unspeakable, like rhythm, movement, contrast, texture, volume, scale and structures. When I see beauty, I draw. And when it's a little bit more complicated to capture, I direct animated short films to express more. 

    In my directing works, sound plays an important role to the project. I have a strong interest to compose a magic interaction between the sound and image, in order to engage with audience closely and intuitively, like thinking experience itself.

  • Degrees

  • BA(Hons) Illustration&Animation, Kingston University, London, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Short Film: For the Best, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, London, UK, 2016; Group Exhibition: Soup, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2015; Group Screening: Boil, Royal College of Art Dyson Building, London, UK, 2015