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Young People Meet-Up:
Poetry on Animation

Type: Workshop
Language: Cantonese
Audience: Young People
Location: Lightwell Hall

Young People Meet-Up:
Poetry on Animation

This workshop is for participants ages 16 to 24. Please bring valid ID.

The workshop ticket will include same-day access to General Admission exhibitions (excluding Special Exhibition). Please retain a copy of your ticket to facilitate your entry to the galleries.

Join this workshop to experience creativity across the disciplines! Draw inspiration from the vivid imagery and rhythmic cadences in poetry to create your own stop-motion animation.

Filmmaker STEP C. was commissioned by M+ for the moving image project, ‘Poetry on Film’. Her work bridges the gap between the real and fantasy. STEP C. will introduce the basic concepts of animation creation. Based on the rich visual elements found in poetry, she will guide participants step-by-step in transforming text into animation. Participants can then create characters, craft scenes utilizing everyday objects and settings. Weave together the elements of poetry and film to visualize your imaginative world.

Our Young Collective member will lead you to the ‘Poetry on Film’ screening programme at Grand Stair at the end of the workshop.

About the Instructor

STEP C. is a Hong Kong-based award-winning animation director, university lecturer, and illustrator. She completed a bachelor’s degree in visual arts, animation, and photography in Windsor, Paris, and New York and a master’s degree in multimedia studies in Hong Kong. In her work, she attempts to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality to explore interpersonal relationships.

Portrait of STEP C.. Photo: Courtesy of STEP C.

Her work has been exhibited at numerous art fairs and locations worldwide, including M+, Art Basel, Tai Kwun, and Fine Art Asia. In addition to participating in more than 100 international exhibitions, she has received over 30 awards. In 2021, her short film Depths of Night was shortlisted for Best Animated Short Film at the 58th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei. She has also contributed to a wide range of productions, including anime music videos such as Every Little Thing by RubberBand, Born on 00.00.00 by Yoyo Sham, and Wanderer by Terence Lam among others.

About Young People Meet-Up

The Young People Meet-Up series, designed and led by M+ Young Collective, encourages young people to explore and exchange their perspectives of the everyday through regular workshops, conversations, and talks.

The M+ Young Collective volunteer programme is supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong, which engages fifteen local tertiary students and recent graduates. They work closely with the M+ team and creative practitioners from various disciplines to develop, plan, and deliver public programmes.

Image at top: Still from STEP C.’s Snails in a Telephone Booth. Commissioned by M+, 2023

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