Hong Kong, USA | 2019 | DCP | Color | 14 min | Simon Liu
SATURDAY 3 | CINEMEX ALTAVISTA | 16: 00 | 90 MIN.
WEDNESDAY 7 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 15 MIN.
Director: Simon Liu
Screenplay: Simon Liu
Producer: Rachael Lawe & Michelle Miles
Cinematography: Simon Liu
Editing: Simon Liu
Sound: Julia Bloop.
Production Company: LiuFilmsLiu
“They said a storm is calling this way but we’re still waiting. Lives carry on in Hong Kong as traces of civic upkeep morph into sites of remembrance. Decorative structures mimic nature then occasionally malfunction – transforming common spectacle to warning signs. The light urges to tell us something but can’t quite get its point across, patience tested for another day.”
Simon Liu was raised between Hong Kong and Stoke-On-Trent, UK and now lives in Brooklyn, USA. Liu’s flms and 16mm multiple projection performances have been presented at flm festivals and institutions internationally including the International Film Festival Rotterdam: Tiger Short Competition, Toronto International Film Festival: Wavelengths, New York Film Festival: Projections, Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films with MoMA & Lincoln Center, BFI London Film Festival, M+ Museum, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Walker Art Center, SFMoMA, Light Industry, Sheffield Doc/Fest, IMAGES, EMAF, EXiS, IMAGE FORUM, Yale University, and “Dreamlands: Expanded” with the Whitney Museum of American Art & Microscope Gallery. In 2020 the Museum of Modern Art in New York will host a solo-presentation of Liu’s flms and performances as part of their ongoing Modern Mondays series. Liu is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and a recipient of the NYSCA / Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund in 2018. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the Cooper Union School of Art and a member Negativeland, an artist-run flm lab in Brooklyn. Liu is currently in post-production on his frst feature flm, Staffordshire Hoard. Sheffield Doc / Fest, IMAGES, EMAF, EXiS, IMAGE FORUM, Universidad de Yale y “Dreamlands: Ampliado ”con el Whitney Museum of American Art & Microscope Gallery.
New York Film Festival – Projections –World Premiere– 2019, USA
International Film Festival Rotterdam –International Premiere– 2020, Netherlands
Cinéma du Réel, 2020, France
IndieLisboa, 2020, Portugal