Annlin Chao is an animator and illustrator based in Taiwan and London. Works include animation, illustration, and installation. She has the passion of using new materials and experimental techniques to make an animation; the magic of stop motion gives her the greatest sense of satisfaction. Graduated from Royal College of Art, London, in 2014.
Phantom on the Cliff
A story about the obsession between a rock climber and the mountains. However, the obsession becomes hatred after an accident.
A story inspired by Phantom Limb, the neurological phenomenon that people still sense the existence of their limbs after amputation.
For the main Character, Ben, he senses the missing limb but in an unusual way: there are rocks and plants growing on the arm. During the night, he has dreams/illusion, in which the mountains are glowing, like calling him back. In the end, he decides to go back to the mountains, facing his past and pain.
One shall move on and survive only if he is willing to trace the source from where the nightmares are.
National Biennale: Leicester 2014