DA9012 Concept

Key Visual Elements: 

Luminous wineglass


-Traditional Chinese Pattern(ie. ribbon)

-The geometric pattern from Elphi.


Moodboard Reference:



Architectural Reference(Interior)

Concept Development:

Dunhuang was a major stop on the ancient Silk Road and is best known for the nearby Mogao Caves, however, the prosperous Dunhuang did not flourish overnight. Wars between different regions happened due to the convenient geological advantage of Dunhuang. Thanks to those garrison soldiers, who secured the safety of Silkroad qith their time and loneliness. While they were on duty, they will drink wine under the moonlight(see Luminous wineglass, a famous jade cup from Dunhuang), missing their family. The wall painting of Dunhuang flying bodhisattvas might actually paint by them, the soft facial features and the elegant movement, the harmonious use of colours, seem to be their unique self-reflection, to express their hope for returning home and finding peace. There’s an illusional, beautiful world in their heart, in contrast with the brutal wars and bleak desert.

The main idea is to explore the relationship between war(minimal) and art, to depict my own version of imaginary life back then, and also to provide a peaceful feeling for people on their way to their destination.




Some Scenes


the circle is like the painting is calling to restore the history/story, and here comes the moon, as the source of light, to reveal the story.

The wine in the glass is like a stage or mirror, showing the story.

Next Step

  1. Refined the assets
  2. Start to work on After Effects, finish the first 20 seconds. Test out the time and decide which part to be animated.



Technique Research




DV 2001 VC Project 1 Research and Moodboard



Word Chosen-Wave-Particle Duality

Wave–particle duality is the concept in quantum mechanics that every particle or quantum entity may be partly described in terms not only of particles, but also of waves. It expresses the inability of the classical concepts “particle” or “wave” to fully describe the behavior of quantum-scale objects.


Moodboard 1-https://www.pinterest.nz/eliu1843/dv2001/

Moodboard 2- https://www.pinterest.nz/eliu1843/iris-harpen/

Moodboard 3- https://www.pinterest.nz/eliu1843/abstract-art/

Moodboard 4- https://www.pinterest.nz/eliu1843/abstract-fluid-painting/

Moodboard 5- https://www.pinterest.nz/eliu1843/constructivist-architecture/

Moodboard 6- https://www.pinterest.nz/eliu1843/futurism-art/

Moodboard 7- https://www.pinterest.nz/eliu1843/constructivism-art/




Russian Constructivism


Abstract Form/Use of Lines


Corp Circle

Artistic Reference: Eirk Nitsche

He went beyond Swiss International Style, adding humanistic and temperature to the coldness of the swiss international style, solve individual problems, plays his unique role in the history of design. Abstract, Minimal and Elegant.


Movement: Futurism and Constructivist architecture

Futurism (ItalianFuturismo) was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasised speed, technology, youth, violence, and objects such as the car, the airplane, and the industrial city. Its key figures were the Italians Filippo Tommaso MarinettiUmberto BoccioniCarlo CarràGino SeveriniGiacomo Balla, and Luigi Russolo. It glorified modernity and aimed to liberate Italy from the weight of its past.[1] Cubism contributed to the formation of Italian Futurism’s artistic style.[2] Important Futurist works included Marinetti’s Manifesto of Futurism, Boccioni’s sculpture Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, Balla’s painting Abstract Speed + Sound, and Russolo’s The Art of Noises.


Constructivist architecture was a form of modern architecture that flourished in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and early 1930s. It combined advanced technology and engineering with an avowedly Communist social purpose. Although it was divided into several competing factions, the movement produced many pioneering projects and finished buildings, before falling out of favour around 1932. It has left marked effects on later developments in architecture.


The discovery of Quantum Physics has broadened people’s horizon and stimulated human’s imagination like never before. In some ways, it influenced the futurism and constructivist architecture, although they were never built, the two art movements revealed human’s urge to explore. The double-slit experiment gave people the imaginary space to believe that time travel is possible.

Until today, the Quantum world is still controversial, the theory remains incomplete, and there is a lot of things awaiting us to explore. I want to challenge the imaginary boundary of human being, exploring many ways, perceptions about one same thing, to convey a futuristic and hopeful image of wave-particle duality.



Visual Technique Reference



Technique Exploration