Babble Bubble is a three and half-minute 2D animation which tells the story of a girl whose head detaches from her body and is replaced with different heads. It aims to portray a personal but not confessional mindset of not being mindful of daily life and splitting one’s identities and behaviors throughout different social media platform. It is a reflection on the dissociation from self and intimacy in relationships that arises in response to hyper-mediated modern life.
Richan Li is an animator and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her practice explores the overlaps of languages, rituals and intimacy. She was born in Kunming, China, and came to study in the United States when she was fifteen. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated with a B.F.A. degree in August 2017. And she attended Pratt Institute in Digital Arts with an emphasis on 2D Animation and earned an M.F.A degree in 2020.