Harbour City, 2016

Film by Simon Liu // 16mm Dual Projection, Colour & B/W, 14 Minutes // Music by Warren Ng & Ben Hozie // Hand Printed and Processed at Negativland Motion Picture Film Lab, Brooklyn, NY. Shot in Hong Kong & Stoke-On-Trent

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.-- SL

RECENT SCREENINGS

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016

CROSSROADS 2016 (w/ SF Cinematheque) - *Audience Award Winner

Paris Festival of Different & Experimental Cinemas 2016

Winnipeg Underground Film Festival 2018

Moscow International Experimental Film Festival 2016

EXiS: Experimental Film & Video in Seoul 2016

China Independent Film Festival 2016

Moviate Underground Film Festival 2017

Untitled Art Fair (SF) 2017  w/ San Francisco Cinematheque

Filmmakers Co-Op NY: New Year New Works Program 2017

Bains Argentiques - International Meeting of Artist-Run Film Labs

Kilroy Metal Ceiling - "HANDMADE MOVIES"

Songs For Presidents Gallery

Mono No Aware IX 

Microscope Gallery

FilMadrid 2016

Analogica 2016