2020.9.19 Sat 10:00 Start
Special Archive
(2018-2019: Animated Short Films)
A Fly in the Restaurant
XI Chen
Animation Division Jury Selection
[China]
Animated short film
Video Work
In a restaurant in China in 1970s after the Cultural Revolution, waiters try to swat flies while a number of diners eat their food. On the wall, a quote by Mao Tse Tung, “A revolution is not a dinner party”, is placed. At the end, however, a fly stops on the letter “not” which is knocked off by a fly flap. Using only black and red, the work takes a caricatural look on the way diners are eating and talking.[6 min. 20 sec.]