Chinese experimental animator Bu Hua has won an enviable reputation for her distinctive Flash-animated shorts since 2002. Her animated works playfully mix symbols, icons, and pop art, completely discard the grant narrative and linear storytelling, and fully embrace the dislocation of time and space, all reflecting a strong postmodernist aesthetics. This paper investigates the postmodernist expressions in Bu’s animations from two perspectives. First, the fragmented narrative and chaotic temporal and spatial correlations of Bu animations establish a heterotopia-like world. Second, it will discuss how these reproduced icons and symbols are superficially jammed in Bu’s moving images.
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 15 May 2015|
|Event||"Beyond The Frame": the 27th Society for Animation Studies annual conference - Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, United Kingdom|
Duration: 13 May 2015 → 16 May 2015
|Conference||"Beyond The Frame"|
|Period||13/05/15 → 16/05/15|
- Chinese animation
- Bu Hua