Books on Books / Books on Books
Lei LeiChina / 2016 / 7' 14''
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h
The cut-out patterns are from my father’s book Book cover collection in the West, which was published in 1988, when China’s leaders launched their great reform and opening up to embrace the world. Many leading concepts of book cover design were introduced in the book and this book had an eye-opening influence on the younger generation of Chinese designers since then. Driven by the idea of “revisiting through returning”, beginning in May 2013, I have been collecting, cutting out and collaging those book cover prints from the Book cover collection in the Westback on to Western secondhand books that I acquired over the years.
Lei Lei is an up-and-coming multimedia Chinese animation artist with his hands on graphic design, illustration, short cartoon, graffiti and music also. In 2009, he got a master’s degree in animation from Tsinghua University. In 2010, his film This is LOVE was shown at Ottawa International Animation Festival and awarded the 2010 Best Narrative Short. In 2013 his film Recycled was selected by the Annecy festival and was the Winner Grand Prix shorts – non-narrative at Holland International Animation Film Festival. In 2014 he was a jury member at animation festivals in Zagreb and Holland. Also, he won the 2014 Asian cultural council grant.
categoriesGrand Competition Short Film 4