Qianwen is an animator who based in Chicago. She works on hand-drawn animation, stop motion animation, puppet animation, and weaving.
'The Blueness in Zhuang' is a stop motion animation using indigo dyes on cloth about the cultural heritage of the Zhuang people in my hometown of Guangxi. It was created to celebrate Asian-American Pacific Islander Month.
The Zhuang are an ethnic minority in China. My hometown Guangxi is the place where most Zhuang live. The Zhuang used indigo dye for clothing and worshiped frogs and prayed to them for rain. In the stop-motion animation, the objects drawn are part of the Zhuang’s distinct culture and history.
The musician / sound designer: Bryan Away
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