Lower Animals Fucking Awesome!



video/sound, 2019

We have heard the magic story that cut the earthworm in half can get two earthworms. It is not just a legend, but compared with planarians which can survive after being chopped into 200+ pieces, this is just a piece of cake. It is proved that lower animals with low cell differentiation degrees have stronger regeneration ability. This principle can explain the explosive popularity of the short video app “TikTok”, which not only capturing billions of Chinese users but also catching young people over the world. On TikTok, a video can be up to 15 seconds with simple content, which could keep the audience’s attention all the time, and the operation pattern of TikTok that encourages people to make videos with the same challenges is also like a part of the body regenerating to a complete animal.

In response to this phenomenon, I wrote an anti-intellectual, catchy poem to imitate the brainwashing feature of TikTok, and used its Chinese pronunciation as a melody to make a song. Finally, I put the poem, the song, and TikTok fragments into the video to make a feeling of continuous multiplying.


video: vimeo.com/505656601
soundtrack: soundcloud.com/xiaoyu1002/lower-animals-fucking-awesome