Video Letters

1993, 10:35 min, b&w, sound

Writes Yau Ching: "Because I have always been on the move, departing a city and waking up in another country, I find myself writing letters all the time — to people I miss, people I met on the road, people I look forward to meeting... When I grew tired of words (which happened very often), I began writing them in video. Since I was traveling, writing letters in unknown lands, I also had very limited access to technology. I write my video letters with Fisher Price Pixelvision, Super-8, and Hi-8. When I could not find editing facilities I edited them with the camera. They became records of my desires desperately in need of an outlet, sometimes with only a faint notion of a recipient... When shown in public, they re-invent new meanings in different contexts. They become letters to anyone who can relate to them, while the meanings to their specifically intended readers remain intact."

Music: Music Factory, Hong Kong. Quotes & Misquotes: Italo Calvino, Sigmund Freud, Yau Ching, and Scarah.

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