I first knew Shing02 when I accidentally played a Youtube clip that combines hip-hop, jazz, classical and rap music, I first thought it was weird for a 2-month old baby, but later learned to love it since my oldest son keep abusing the replay button. Shing02 is a Japanese rapper and produces music in his genre which is rap and the like.
And another accidental moment with him was when I stumbled on this video at Vimeo, I didn’t know he’s into producing short films too, what captured me most was how relevant this short film is on how we live our lives with technology today.
I believe in life’s happenstance, this are these events in our lives that we thought we’ve arranged it but wasn’t really and they’re just pure chance circumstance. I know technology has somehow given each one of us a space, our own bounded space under the sun, but in some way also has distanced us and let us miss some of life’s splendid circumstance; I really wish we go back to the time and space where books were our past time and not smartphones and headphones. That previous time was I think made us more human and sensitive with the things that happen around us.
Shing02 call this Then-and-Now. It’s a brilliant and witty composition. Watch here;