The 14th International Collaboration of Animation (Co-work) was held online and on-site blended events. Participants from Communication University of China (CUC), Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts) and Tokyo University of the Arts (GEIDAI) met on June 1, June 15 and July 11 online. GEIDAI hosted the onsite workshop from July 24 to August 4 at the Yokohama campus. Assisting members of CUC undergraduates participated online during the production. The final presentation took place on August 5 both on-site and online.
The theme for Co-work 2023 is “The Body.” It is the body that senses the world and lets our existence be known. What comes to mind when you think of a body? Why does it vary so much in appearance and movement (e.g., babies and the elderly, bodybuilders and dancers, etc.)? What did your body go through when you were sick or injured? What if you developed other senses that replaced sight or hearing? Have you ever dreamed of having a machine enhanced body? What would it be like to have a body that isn’t human? Do animals have a sense of their body? Let your mind wander freely on the concept of “The Body,” and then express your ideas with pictures that your body creates.
Mixed teams from K-Arts, GEIDAI, and CUC met online and created their storyboards before the onsite workshop at the Yokohama campus, GEIDAI. 6 teams completed 6 animation pieces including original soundtracks.