Siam Rehab

Sleeptripping Dualogy - Siam Rehab, 2018-2019

Single Channel Video/ 05’24”/ Color/ Sound

 

Siam Rehab is the second video of the Sleeptripping Dualogy (STD), it is an imaginary travelogue about Siam, reconstructing a narrative by deconstructing the documentation of the tour. Continued with my approach to documenting travel memories through the lens of a Video-8 camera as Chungking Detour, while contemplating tripping with the principle of Brahman from Hindu philosophy as a healing practice. I remapped the state of dreaming and awakening into a remix of original footages with readymade texts, audios, videos and images. The video attempts to guide the audience dreaming in a docu-fictional journey.

Exhibition and Screening History:

Hong Kong - Tales of the City​ | Denny Dimin Gallery, Videotage

https://dennydimingallery.com/exhibitions/hong-kong-tales-of-the-city-curated-by-videotage/

KLEX Open Programme 3 : Me Myself Are Yours | The 10th Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival 

http://www.klexfilmfest.com/klex-open-programme-3-me-myself-are-yours/

NOWNESS Experiments | NOWNESS ASIA

https://www.nowness.asia/series/nowness-experiments/joseph-chen-sleeptripping-dualogy-std

​Selected Media Coverage:

https://www.cobosocial.com/dossiers/hong-kong-video-art-lands-in-new-york/

https://artomity.art/2020/06/28/hong-kong-tales-of-the-city/

Full length of Sleeptripping Dualogy is available on NOWNESS's Youtube channel↓↓↓

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