A deep wide crack, in splits and lines. It spreads.
The city hides in plain sight, hypnotising people with the spectacle. This story unfolds in parts, to roam in the Young Woman’s distress while immersing in the forest’s uneasiness in anticipation of a city awakening.
Although this film is captured in Hong Kong, the general urban landscape more or less leads to the same condition: a high-strung rhythmic operation that eventually is reduced to quiet chaos. Trapped in the city lights, another place for existence emerges: the forest. I began to think of the city as a creature, sound asleep. Every breath it takes sucks the life out of nature, and exhales into the city. There is something masochistic about this, that as city people we can’t fathom a world without progression, without constant movement.
A deep wide crack, in splits and lines. It rumbles.
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about the artist /
Nicole IP is a Hong Kong based filmmaker with an interest in engaging the moving image and text. Her work is concerned with the city, nature and finding fiction within the non-fiction. A recent graduate of the BA School of Creative Media programme at City University of Hong Kong, her experimental film CREVASSE (2023) received the Louis Koo Creative Media Award.