Happy Valley

Simon Liu
CANADIAN PREMIERE
HONG KONG, 2020, 16MM>DIGITAL, 13 MIN
NO DIALOGUE

 

British Colonial-era structures overlook scenes in the aftermath of civil unrest as Hong Kongers work to retain some semblance of normality. Petty arguments from local ‘80s TVB soap operas are in concert with political graffiti, captive animals, and empty highways. Suspension cables and ship anchors reveal a fragile urban inner anatomy; structures that keep the city moving.

  • Simon Liu's films, installations, and performances assemble a lyrical catalogue of the rapidly evolving psychogeography of his place of origin in Hong Kong. Liu’s work has been presented at festivals and museums globally including IFFR: Tiger Short Competition, TIFF: Wavelengths, NYFF: Projections/Currents, Sundance, ND/NF, BFI, The Shed, M+, Tai Kwun, “Dreamlands: Expanded,” and the Museum of Modern Art.