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Experimental Animation

Dachuan Hang

Born in 1994, Beijing, China, Dachuan Hang was raised in an artistic family. His parents are professors in art academies. He graduated as a bachelor from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Photography and Animation are two main mediums he used. Dachuan Hang enjoys working within a certain environment that allows him to consider the lifestyle or living condition of people and other creatures. Animals play an important role in his work; he believes that their personalities and behaviors are unique and inspiring.


Degree Details

School of Communication

Experimental Animation

Dachuan Hang graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree. During his undergraduate he was skilled in using 3D Animation software such as Maya and Unity. He chose to work with traditional painting tools while he studied in RCA. Dachuan Hang hopes that his essential ideas can be presented and identified through simple tools, instead of using fancy special effects from software to surprise or shock people.

He has participated in many different research projects from different schools in order to learn how to look at things from multiple perspectives. In 2015, he was invited to a Design anthropology project called "The Living Blue", by CAFA Beijing and Swinburne University of Technology. He traveled all the way to the aboriginal tribes in Australia, he lived there with the aboriginal people for 14 days and learnt their culture; In 2018 he traveled to Guizhou province with BIFT (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology) team and lived with the local "Mountain People" in order to learn and save their valuable traditional skills in sewing...

These research experiences help him to understand the treasure is always in our culture and traditions, the old techniques and old lifestyle has its unique power to attract people and touch our heart.

"Soup" work in progress clip 1 — making dinner scene in "Soup". (test)
"Soup" work in progress clip 2 — opening scene in "Soup". (test)
"Soup" work in progress clip 3 — meeting each other scene. (test)
"Soup" work in progress clip 4 — meeting each other scene.(test)


The film “soup” tells the story of four birds having a meal together. It was very peaceful for them at first, but someday the meal for each one has changed, and some birds seem to have changed, too. But does it change at all?



I believe that the so-called harmony in life is not as simple as it seems on the surface. A Peaceful and harmonious life is always full of constant violence, and these violence suddenly appear without portent and fleeting in silence. If there is no change in the beginning and the end of a story, can we say that it has changed? Is it still a harmonious life? If the birds drank soup in harmony at the beginning of the story, and maintained this harmonious atmosphere in the days after the violence, can we say that such a life is a peaceful life?


Animation, hand drawn, Photoshop


Animationhand drawnpeacefulviolence
4 February 2021
15:00 (GMT + 0)

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