THE NEW WORLD: VARIATIONS ON STAY-HOME ACTIVITIES
In his work The New World, the first musical collaboration with Zhao Xiaofeng, Hong Ning made a collage of short Internet videos after frame-by-frame keying and actual footage. In 2020, most residents on the planet were forced to live indoors for days and months due to the epidemic, which has influenced our usual work and life to some extent. In this isolation, people tend to create ways of self-entertainment and take limited exercise at home. As a result, a large amount of ordinary people emerged on the Internet and started to show the interesting bits of living indoors in their own way. They straddled the differences in time and space, and built vast webs of data in live form, in which they connected and influenced each other.
Official Selection - Out of Competition Annecy International Animation Film Festival Annecy, France June 15, 2021
Official Selection Drama International Short Film Festival Drama, Greece September 17, 2021
Director of PhotographyHong Ning