In this video, I selected 60 images of people according to my personal preference. These people had somehow disappeared for some reasons from the grand narrative of the world history, and have reappeared in texts now or have still remained mysterious. These "invisible" images of people were partly retrieved from classical books and partly from inexpensive online resources. I recreated a fictitious story for these 60 roles through animation. The story began with a stretching exercise in a beautiful morning. Scenery of flowers in André Bauchant’s style was first presented to the audience. From Bauchant, to Wu-Li Yu-ke, to Henri Rousseau's mysterious forest, the delightful atmosphere gradually spread out, illustrating a warm, bright, and harmonic picture.
Compared with other media of creative works in the history of development, animation has always carried a burden of child-like simplicity and unreality as a form of narrative. Creators often create animation characters and plots based on their own imagination. In "The Visible Story," I used the element of unreality characteristic to animation and created an animated narration. The narration seems purely imaginary, but all the characters were actually historical figures. From Karen Silkwood who died an unusual death due to a nuclear event, to Bou Meng who was a victim in Cambodia during the Red Khmer period, to Anne Frank who was killed by the Nazis, to many nameless others, combined with the naturalness and unpretentiousness of the outsider art, a new layer of possibility was found between images and narration in this video.