The motions and gestures of military riot police, slowed down while performed by dancers, are surprisingly beautiful. Menace and violence estranged from context and time looks eerily strange, and all too familiar. In this gallery piece, Isaac Chong Wai somehow anticipates, a year early, key images of the Hong Kong protests.

Screens after Lost in the Fumes.

Filmmaker
Isaac Chong Wai
Premiere
World premiere (festival)
Country
Hong Kong
Year
2018
Medium
Digital
Length
18’
Language
no dialogue
Production Company
M+
Sales
Blindspot and Zilberman Galleries
Editor
Isaac Chong Wai
Sound Design
Nobutaka Shomura
Cast
Marah Arcilla, Sylvie Cox, Calvin Tak Chi Ngan, Ong Tze Shen