Welcome, Welcome, Welcome

An ambient animation snippet about the Chinese Gong Fu Cha tea ceremony

During a visit at a specialty tea house, we were able to attend a Chinese ‘Gong Fu Cha’ tea ceremony. It was surprising to see that it was not a strict and intimidating ritual, but rather a joyful and welcoming everyday gesture. Our short 3D animation bears the title “Welcome, welcome, welcome” as a tribute to eastern hospitality. Our aim was to create a rustic, cosy, but also slightly mysterious situation in a down-to-earth residential building, played with lights and bokeh and experimented with the ritual’s merry tea splashing with liquid simulations.
Study project by Sandro Lochau and Alessandro Holler, 2014
Zurich University of the Arts

Fabienne Boldt and Joe Rohrer
Zurich University of the Arts