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Chronoscope in HK

A site specific version of my Chronoscope running up as 4th prize for the Sino Niio Illumination Art Prizes selected by NIIO and it is screened in Hong Kong on the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and Empire Centre facade (on a 4 x 16 m LED screen) on the waterfront everyday after sunset, from 20th of January to 19th of February for Chinese New Year.

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” R. Buckminster Fuller The main trigger concept is growth that incorporates degrowth (or vice versa). Chronoscope is apparently an entropic way to see the past, but what if the past tells us more about the future than we usually think? Past and future are interconnected in this fleeting present. Ephemeralization is not the answer maybe, but this ephemeral symbol, a monarch butterfly, stands for self-organizing, self-regulated, self-sufficient – but never fixed or rigid – systems in nature. It is a symbol of permanent metamorphosis. The split-screen reveals two complementary visions: a chiastic structure, between a flashback and a flash-forward, that echoes around the cyclical pattern of life.

Sound design by Von Tesla
Curated by Niio Art

  • Sara Bonaventura
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sino per Niio Art Prizes
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    February 8, 2019
    4th Prize Merit
Director Biography - Sara Bonaventura

Sara is an Italian visual artist currently based in Singapore. As independent videographer she has been collaborating with performers and musicians, directing clips, adv. She also curated visuals in clubs. Her video works have been screened worldwide; at the Anthology Film Archives, NewFilmmakers NY series, for Other Cinema at San Francisco ATA Gallery, at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Miami New Media festival, the LA Echo Park Film Center and more; she won the Veneto Region Award at the 10th Lago Film Fest in 2014 and a merit for the 2019 Sino per NIIO Illumination Art Prizes, with one of her work that has been displayed in Hong Kong in one of the biggest public screen in the world; she has been selected for several residencies, ie in 2016 by Joan Jonas at Fundacion Botin (Spain). She has been recently selected for the ISEA 2019 symposium in South Korea. She is currently working on her first feature film, Forest Hymn for Little Girls.

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