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In the Shadow of Trees
Chen-Hsi Wong

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“You see differently in the jungle. A long lens compresses space in a way it cannot in a room. Light affects organically, constantly evolving. The jungle overwhelms and inhabits the actors and crew. The pre-planned narrative is overthrown.

Old trees and monuments are much the same thing. They are actors in their own stage, and we marvel at their qualities of stillness, their poise and presence. The landscape need not come out to the audience. The audience is invited in.”

In the Shadow of Trees is filmmaker Chen-Hsi Wong’s first solo show. After shooting her award-winning debut feature film Innocents (2012), she continued to explore the simplest forms of landscape and light, without decoration, construction, performance or narrative. The image documents that compose this series mark a continuing exploration of vegetative-form that was ignited by her cinema work.

Opening Reception
27 June 2015, 5pm

Chen-Hsi Wong’s debut feature film Innocents (2012) won awards at major international film festivals, including Best Director and Best Screenplay. Her short films include the award-winning Who Loves the Sun (2006) and Conversations on Sago Lane (2010). Her films have screened in the international festivals of Shanghai, Rome, Jeonju, Rio de Janeiro, and Clermont-Ferrand, and venues such as the Director’s Guild of America, La Cinematheque Francaise, Anthology Film Archives and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Art Design and Media, NTU.

Event Information

Date
26 June 2015 –
11 July 2015
Website
https://www.facebook.com/events/1442279096090774/
Venue
DECK Gallery 1 & 2
120A Prinsep Street
Singapore, 187937 Singapore
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