How to Boil Time, 2019
single channel video, 11:48min paper cloud, lamp, lotus embroidery, bean bags
Working with text from dream recordings gives me a poetic reality in a cinematic way. Logic becomes slippery jumping from one scene to another. The narrative possibility existed differently in those vaguely described situations. Pixelated, awkwardly cropped and unrelated images were taken by my grandfather from Chinese TV, local Newspapers and widow views. These act of him to me, created another dimension to view time. These images recall memories from Chinese urban landscape, especially in Xi’an; and an elderly man's nationalism, who had gone through the communist change of China.
Maybe the combination of both is being able to communicate a path or an answer of how to boil time (a question I asked in my dream).
With improvised sound by Trisha Baga and Core D’Augustine.