聽ㄊ丨ㄥ 嘸ㄇˊㄡ, Tia-Buo (Don’t understand)
See it On Campus: Level 1Visitor Info
Located in the FMSA lounge by the East main entrance. Next to the mini theatre with the wall of posters there is a small hallway and has a nook where the sculptural stop-motion animation set is being exhibited!
Duration: 04m 44s
Medium: Experimental, Stop – motion mixed material animation
An exploration of an immigrant’s childhood memories through a creature’s interaction with its house.
The story of 聽ㄊ丨ㄥ嘸ㄇˊ ㄡ Tia-Buo examines my complicated feelings towards my Mandarin name through childhood memories of being an immigrant coming to Canada and the experiences of navigating culture, language and identity.
Having two names, one that was gifted to me by my grandma and one I gave myself at the age of seven, created an interesting dynamic. As I attempted to fit into Canada and escape the early negative experiences of immigration, I distanced myself from my Mandarin name. This consequence was that I became detached from my closest connection to my Taiwanese heritage. This animation film is a way for me to process my choices and come to better understand my evolving identity as a Taiwanese Canadian through reconnecting with my name.
Director, Weiwei Wu
Music Composer, Benjamin Sigerson
Voices, Lorelei Pepi & Weiwei Wu
Sound mix, Matt Stephenson
Dr. Alla Gadassik
Behind the Scenes
Taiwanese Rice cooker House Set Construction
Process – in front of the camera
Process – animation