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The Bloom

Jody Xiong
China, 2022, 5 min.

AIFF Award Winner:
Best Short Short

For the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Paralympic held at the bird’s nest in Beijing , Chinese artist Jody Xiong was invited by Chief Director Zhang Yimou to create a technologically-powered art installation called ‘The Bloom’. The project brought together 12 disabled people around an 8-meter wide, circular canvas to create a colorful smiley face by detonating paint-filled balloons using the power of their minds.

Category: Short Shorts, Award Winner.
Themes: Arts.

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