Hand-colored
Animation by Lei Lei + Thomas Sauvin
Sound Art by Zafka

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An Introduction to the Animation:

In 2013, we collected number of black-and-white photos from Chinese flea markets and imagined that all of them belonged to one fictional Chinese person.
Through rendering, collage, and a cyclical process of hand coloring, scanning, and printing, we created connections among the photos.
We spent two years repeating this process. These 1168 hand-colored photos invoke the passage of time, injecting life into the imaginary protagonist as he ventures through time and space.
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