Hometopia

A Film by Xiaoyu Ma, United Kingdom, 2022

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Original Title Hometopia
Country of Production United Kingdom
Year of Production 2022
Running Time 1'52"
Language English
Credits
Writer, Editor & Animator: Xiaoyu Ma

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Production Company or Producer Thomas Moore
Contact Person Thomas Moore

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Distribution Company Random Headache
Contact Person Thomas Moore

Synopsys

Hometopia navigates the broad landscape of the omnipresent yet widely controversial British council housing system. Using the stylistic elements of a child's fairy tale, the animation captures the peculiar odyssey of entering a vast estate and subsequently finding oneself immersed in a deceptive utopian illusion.

Name Xiaoyu Ma
Country China
Biography
Xiaoyu Ma is a visual artist from Hangzhou, China, living and working in London. Her work specialises in communicating absurdity in relationalism. She studied art direction and visual communication at the University of the Arts London and the Royal College of Art.
Xiao focuses on locating herself somewhere in the crack between the West and what it perceives as "foreign"—exploring the physical and the virtual realms; she constructs perceptions around her while exploring her own self with attempts at endowing different gazes unto everyday objects. "

Student @ Royal College of Art

Director's notes
"Hometopia" inspired by Hackney's De Beauvoir Estate, offers a journey into the complex world of British council housing. While these estates initially represented a promise of modernisation and enhanced living conditions, they sadly fell short, earning the notorious label 'high-rise hell'. Through vivid animation, "Hometopia" presents this stark reality in an impactful way, uncovering the chaotic and alienating atmosphere within these dwellings. It urges viewers to reflect on the elusive notion of 'Hometopia'—a perfect home within social housing—and challenges conventional understanding of home, community, and urban architecture.

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