Category Archives: Graphic design

Sketch Night

Some installation shots of ‘My Dream’ presented at Gallery Sketch night.

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My Dream 2009 All Rights Reserved


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My Dream 2009 All Rights Reserved


My Dream 2009 All Rights Reserved

My Dream 2009 All Rights Reserved

‘My Dream’ is an animation about the effect of climate change in the Amazon rainforest, a part of
Map Making 2007, RCA.
Directed by Echao Jiang and Verena Hanschke
Music by Kate Newell, Jo Willis
Many thanks to Lisa Hirnsberger

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My contribution to Yoonna Choi’s book ‘Place, Practice and Ten Dialogues’

My photographs from Dunhuang and Yadan landform park have been published in Yoonna Choi’s new book ‘Place, Practice and Ten Dialogues’.
The book is a collections of ten interviews with artists and designers from ten different countries who live and work abroad.
Carefully selected and interestingly conducted by Yoonna, the book discusses about many aspects of being ‘foreign’, from its physical conditions such as geographical locations, languages to more philosophical and cultural approaches. The book looks at a the subject from a designer’s point of view which offers many unique perspectives, definitely worth reading.

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Available to purchase online at www.yoonnachoi.com

My Dream

The Mihinacu people of the Amazon have lived happily in the rainforest for countless generations, sustaining an isolated of way of life up to the present day. However, like most of the indigenous communities still remaining in South America, their immediate future is now threatened by the ill effects of climate change, rapid deforestation and monoculture. Verena Hanschke and Echao Jiang’s recent short movie “My Dream”, highlights the dangers of environmental degradation in a gorgeous animated montage combining natural and imaginary beauty. Their stunning landscapes conceal a great sadness, as the lush rainforest vistas fade away into dystopian images of environmental catastrophe. A Mihinacu youth swims alongside schools of fish in the warm depths of the Amazon, but far above the river’s surface is littered with felled trees…
– Dean Kissick, Tank Magazine Editor
Animation and Art Direction: Verena Hanschke, Echao Jiang
Sound: Kate Newell
Many Thanks to: Lisa Hirnsberger

All Rights reserved, Royal College of Art 2008