Ruowen Li

Abecedarian Obsession Archive

Class of: 2026

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Video

Faculty: Sara Jimenez

Prompt: Make an archive of abecedarian obsessions. Name one fascination or curiosity for each letter of the alphabet, beginning with A and ending with Z.

Each of the 26 letter obsessions is related to my personal experience. These might be habits, feelings, or fleeting events that I’ll forget and don’t really matter. Except for F and H, every frame in the video was shot, drawn, and designed by myself. That was obviously a time-consuming process, but I feel I succeeded in incorporating my personal experiences and ideas into the overall composition. In this movie, I used Procreate, Ps, and Pr software. I created sample clips using stop- motion animation using reconstructed early DV video clips, animations, and photographs.