Jess Lau Ching-wa

The Cinema of Walking: Airship

The Cinema of Walking: Airship

The Cinema of Walking: Airship
TW/JP 2020

In February 2020, Jess Lau Ching-wa began filming the people of Kyoto as they crossed the Kamogawa River over the historic stepping stones. Positioned at Nijo Bridge, she recorded every time someone stepped down the slope to the stones and stopping when they left the frame. In the background, the viewer glimpses a modern bridge full of motorised vehicles, illustrating the difference in speed and rhythm. By capturing a total of 100 people crossing the river, the artist creates a subtle portrait of Kyoto’s population and their archaic patterns of movement.

Jess Lau Ching-wa *1991, lives and works in Taiwan

Phantom Horizons

The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of ancient and medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach using the methodology of deconstruction and the possibilities of contemporary film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.

Curated by Robert Seidel

02.05. – 06.07.2023
Tue - Sun: 10am - 10pm
Admission free