This 4-minute short animation is rendered in painting, and composed from an extensive number of pictures. Using the motif of the “bathroom,” it portrays imagery of the “act of living”. In a world where the interior and exterior have become ambiguous, the humidity of the bathroom conceals us away and guides us to liberation. Through a peculiar softness and humor, this work is like a long, long exhale that relaxes the tension in the viewer’s shoulders.
Rina Machida was born in Tokyo in 1997 and enrolled in the design department at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2017. She is an active animation and illustration artist.