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THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE WORKING
PHILL NIBLOCK

MOVING IMAGES; MOVING CITIES
CORY ARCANGEL
SUKI CHAN
ANDY GRAYDON
JACOB KIRKEGAARD
LEE KIT
JACK KUBIZNE
KATJA LOHER
CEDRIC MARIDET
CARSTEN NICOLAI
HIRAKI SAWA
CLAUDIO SINATTI
JOAO VASCO PAIVA

PERFORMANCE
presented by
NEOSOUND

ER DAO
ZEN LU
PAUL CLIPSON


 


SUKI CHAN
Interval II | London | 2008 | 17m 30s
HD single-screen video | color | sound

A flock of starlings sweep and swoop across the dusk sky; a ruined pier struts into the ocean. Interval II explores our transient relationship with the built environment through the juxtaposition of two contrasting types of architecture: a Victorian pier in Northwest England and a rammed-earth roundhouse in Southwest China. Chan uses time-lapse photography to accentuate the transitory movement of light over the structures, highlighting their physical form within the altered landscape.

Shifting between the micro and macro, Interval II investigates traces of human presence within these buildings – the fables and relics embedded in time and place. The film sustains an elegiac, mesmerising mood augmented by the atmospheric soundtrack which combines ambient field recordings – conversations, songs, traffic and natural sounds – with Chan’s grandmother's Hakka songs.

Sound by Erik Knive Skodvin

Commissioned by Chinese Arts Centre. Funded by Arts Council England, London with the support of Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network.


Suki Chan uses light, moving image and sound to explore our physical and psychological experience of space. She is drawn to light as a physical phenomenon, and the role it plays in our constantly shifting daily experience of our environment, be it urban or rural. Working with a spectrum of scale, Chan transports us from a macro view of space, a landscape or views of an urban environment, to micro, empirical views of a place, to the individuals and their stories, imaginations and memories. Suki Chan was born in Hong Kong and lives and works in London. Chan graduated from Goldsmiths in 1999 and completed an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art in 2008. Her recent solo shows include Utopia on the Horizon, Tintype, London, Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, a major video installation commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, shown at Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art and Interval II, commissioned by the Chinese Arts Centre, supported by Film London. Suki Chan is represented by Tintype, London.

Suki Chan’s films are distributed by Lightcone, Paris, France.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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