Biriki and the rainbow
Experimentalanimation, in 2D, for children narrated using two different aesthetic approaches – the sharp, graphic one of the characters and the photographic one of the natural landscape. These approaches blend together forming a special, harmonious “birikino” universe, in which everything is transformed – the small becomes big and the big, small.
The language used by the characters is an expressive and musical gibberish. Biriki and Meleo’s voices take their cue from the sounds of the letters in their names.
The first episode was born in a small town in Italian-speaking Switzerland.It was written by Sila Cittadini, an elementary school teacher, and later adapted for animation.
The animaBIRIKI stories are those told by people, by mothers, by children; sometimes they are those already known, handed down through storytelling from generation to generation, sometimes they are invented in the inspiration of a moment by young and old.
The narrative alternates between a rapid rhythm made up of visuals and sound, and slower, longer moments that stimulate listening and empathy with what is taking place.
By entering into harmony with this alternating rhythm, children can experience in their everyday lives a moment of listening – not in a fast-paced way – and sensitive attention to Biriki and his world, similar to when one is surrounded by nature.