CMA Thrust Assistant Professor of Practice Rui Hu's work A Comprehensive Theory (2021) is selected as one of the ten finalists in the animation category of the 27th ifva Awards at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Together with the other finalist works, it is will be screened at the Louis Koo Cinema of Hong Kong Arts Centre as part of the ifva Festival in March.
The ifva (Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia) was founded by the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1995. Over the years, ifva has established itself as Asia's pioneering force in short film, animation and media arts, by providing a unique and professional platform for Hong Kong and Asian creative talents to unite, exchange and promote their works.
Supported by the Shanghai Swatch Art Peace Hotel Art Center residency, A Comprehensive Theory (2021) is an 8-minute conceptual 3D animation. Inspired by notions in quantum physics and cosmology, A Comprehensive Theory uses the linear form to explore the duality of connection and confinement, chaos and order, parallel and entanglement. In addition, a library, which represents the collection and organization of human knowledge, serves as the site holding the combination of and tension between books, globes, light, staircase, chains, and the statue of Sleeping Ariadne, signaling the act of navigating through the network of information.
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