Harbour City

  • Lab
  • Production year 2015
  • Production format 16 mm
  • Screening format 16 mm
  • Duration 14′
  • Harbour City

  • a Performance
  • by Simon Liu
  • Description (english) 16mm, Dual Projection, Color & B/W, Silent, 14 minutes, 2015 /// Music by Warren Ng & Ben Hozie A view through cracks between fish markets and high-rise buildings; urban imagery of Hong Kong and the indulgence of domestic life. Massage parlors, dim sum parlors, nail parlors ‚€its Parlor City, baby! Hyperactivity: a sausage dog chews on a rib-eye bone while a Filipino family prepares a dinner of three to four different ethnic cuisines. Incited by the airy weight of digital platforms and their approaches, I imagined ironing flat potentially conflicting 16mm negatives via an industrial contact printer. Views thicken; detail lost over generations. A dream of turning two images into one, a density of information reserved for the modern cloud.
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