BREATHING TWICE

by Katy MARTIN
2009 / Video / color / sound / 1S / 7' 00

Featuring Lu Yu reading from a text by Sima Qian (ca. 92 BCE) ;
—Developed in association with The Museum of Chinese in America's Chinatown Film Project.
Calligraphic images of paint on skin, which the filmmaker traces on her own body, are intercut with details of New York’s Chinatown. Meanwhile, a classic Chinese story, about a clever messenger and a treasured piece of jade, emerges in passing from the ambient sounds heard on Chinatown's streets. The sound track unfolds in two languages, so the experience is different depending on whether the viewer speaks English, Chinese, or both.

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distribution format Digital file on USB stick (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 27,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 27,00 €