The Dreamer: An Examination of Chinese Philosophical Concepts and Audience through Animation

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2016-01-01
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Xue, Fei
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This document accompanies the MFA thesis exhibition “The Dreamer: An Examination of Chinese philosophical concepts through animation” that took place between May 12th- 19th, 2016 in the College of Design Gallery 181 in Ames, Iowa. The exhibition was categorized into four sections: animation, textile projection, process work, and script installation. Various influences from philosophical, artistic, psychological areas of the body of the artwork were described and analyzed. The process of the whole animation was also identified.

The intention of this written component is to provide commentaries on the history, development and future of the Chinese philosophical and social norms. These commentaries are viewed from the western audience’s perspective via the artist’s thesis exhibition and its subsequent components. The artwork examines the impacts of the Chinese culture heritage on the global ethnoscape.

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Animation, Butterfly, Chinese Philosophy, Cultural difference, Dreamer, Identity
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