Trương Minh Quý, Singapore, Vietnam, Germany, France, China, 2019o
In 2045, a filmmaker lands on Mars and tries to make a film. “Home… Far away from home”, he recalls faces of people, thus a collection of moving images emerge.
A positive image represents life; its inverted counterpart, the negative image, is death. Or was it the other way around? This melancholic rumination on memory sees no distinction between life and death, the visible or invisible. A man on Mars in 2045 watches footage from Earth he brought with him, recollecting indigenous practices in central highlands in Vietnam. Like a letter, but to whom it is addressed isn’t as clear as its writer’s yearning.Julian Ross