This is the animation reel for the interactive installation The Oracle. These animations played at the bottom of the well inside the installation’s immersive temple space. Each reading contained a unique combination of two animations, resulting in a final hexagram with text from the Yi Jing, triggered by a coin toss. The Yi Jing randomizer was coded by a creative technologist, using the sacred math of the Yi Jing. Stop-motion animations were created used collage, painting, paper cut techniques, archival photographs, found and natural materials. Animations created by missTANGQ (Huameng Yu) and music by Jyun Jyun (Louis Chinn).
The Oracle Trigrams Reel
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Zétéo is a collaboration between missTANGQ and Jyun Jyun. Comprised of over 1,500 single shots, it is a stop-motion animation made with collage, watercolor painting, cut-paper and natural materials from the rainforest of Hawaii. Emphasizing hand-made mediums, this animation was intentionally created with minimal digital editing. Zétéo is based on the Greek mythology of soul reunions and the word for “The desire to seek what has been lost.”
Read the interview from VICE Creators Project here and the Chinese edition.
Zétéo Music Video
The Fisherman Myth
Mixed media animations for a storytelling show with orbé orbé at Seattle Town Hall. The theme of environmental degradation was told through a love story between a fisherman and his fish and their interconnected futures. missTANGQ was the animator, co-writer, and did live visual manipulation for the show.
A sample of gif animations created by missTANGQ from 2014-15 using collage, illustration, paper cut and folding techniques with natural, archival, and found materials. Music by Jyun Jyun.
A collection of looped animations for the music project THOR, produced by Jahon Mikal. See the visual-only site here.