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 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”, on which a video can be up to 15 seconds with simple brainless content. From capturing billions of users in China to attracting young people around the world, its propagating ability shocked everyone. The operation pattern of TikTok that encourages different people to make videos with the same challenges which will become trends is also like a part of the body regenerating to a complete animal.

In response to this phenomenon, I imitated the brainwashing feature of TikTok and wrote an anti-intellectual, catchy poem. Then I 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 the audience have a feeling of continuous multiplying.


video: vimeo.com/503067611
soundtrack: soundcloud.com/xiaoyu1002/lower-animals-fucking-awesome