Tree

The video begins with two adjacent images of delicate textures resembling sections of vast landscapes.

Through zooming and panning, it eventually becomes apparent that the images are in fact photographs of stumps of different trees, at which point all camera movements cease.

The composition of the two still images forms a new object in itself. Here, the video becomes a still portrait of this newly formed object. However, its status of being a still image soon ends as it loops back into a video.

  • Ophelia S. Chan
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    8:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Phantom Bodies
    Beijing
    China
    October 2, 2016
Director Biography - Ophelia S. Chan

Ophelia S. Chan (b. 1985 Hong Kong, China) is a practicing artist currently based in Beijing. She has a BA in Fine Art and a MA in Theatre.

Her first major solo exhibition - Phantom Bodies opened in July this year at Intelligentsia Gallery (CN). Her works have also been exhibited in group shows worldwide, such as The Materialist Postscript, Galerie Philine Cremer (DE); Embassies, Refugees, Manifestoes, Proyecto Casamario (UY); Pavilion of Comrades (The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale), Intelligentsia Gallery (CN) and NEoN Digital Arts Festival (UK).

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