That which ends in exhaustion is death,
but the perfect ending is in the endless.
– Stray Birds by Rabindranath Tagore
Director&Animator 童筱絜 Tung Hsiao-Chieh
Music&Sound effect 黃鎮洋 Triodust
Adviser 林廷宜 Tingyi S. Lin
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Department of Design
Inspired by Nicolas Ménard's works
The story of my animation is about a girl and her gold fish named Alpha.
One day, Alpha stopped swimming,
the girl was confused and couldn't understand what was happening.
She tried hard to find out an answer despite that people keep telling her the truth.
To the girl, her love for Alpha is beyond death, and everlasting.
What I want to convey in my story is a conflict between life and death.
As a living creature, human beings should clearly understand what death is.
However, the girl attempted to find the answer with a machine.
The computer seems able to pop up the answer easily and instantly,
but can an inanimate object really tell us the meaning of death?
Art Direction Testing