The Red Room

The Red Room is a representation of different spaces as depicted in literature and moving image, including a meeting room (Strindberg), a haunted room (Wells), and a waiting room (Lynch), where this room is symbolic of inner fears and desires, reflections and imaginations, an in-between and extra-dimensional space, and a satire on life.

Four spaces are revealed in this short video loop - a bedroom and an obscured space kept separated by a glass window; a room flooded by a red light and a room unveiled by a flash of light. While our attention is drawn to the person in picture in this moment of clarity, their identity is further masked, creating an unsettling atmosphere of the unknown.

  • Ophelia S. Chan
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 25, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • A Great Event is in the Making, But No One has Noticed
    Beijing
    China
    January 10, 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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