Composed of ten short film episodes shot in Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, mainland China, and the USA, Lifeworld Series (2017, 118 minutes) is a collection of cinematic meditations on everyday life. Watch it on the University showcase site: http://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/view.php?id=11179
7:35, Hong Kong
Visual and aural environment of Hong Kong taken from the continuum between the human masses to the non-living elements of the lifeworld.
13:49, Hong Kong
Portrays the subjectivities of young Filipino-Hongkongers in two parts; namely, direct cinema coverage and shots from interviews on their aspirations.
Interplays simultaneous interjections of titles, still photographs and asynchronous sound - all drawn from empirical perceptual experience - to cinematically render the modern condition.
Contemplation on the shared patterns and textures between nature and spiritually inspired art.
14:01, Hong Kong
A cinematic meditation on rain, this piece poignantly follows the arrival, presence, departure and aftermath of a storm in the city. Inspired by Regen (Joris Ivens, 1929)
14:00, Indonesia & Hong Kong
Quotidian travel footage interweaving with still shots outside the main route complicate the rational concept of final destination.
7:12, Hong Kong
Simultaneously playing multiple screens highlight the cinematic medium's affinity with movement and – as seen in this panoramic mosaic form – the flow of life.
12:16, Mainland China & USA
Alternating shots taken from two cities thousands of miles apart and sequenced from the mundane to the transcendent invoke a trance-like unpacking of the essence of city life.
The wind, which is invisible but cinematic, invokes the animated lifeworld without having to show humans and animals - only their artefacts, which also 'breathe life'.
With an evocative piece by Beethoven in the background, this cinematic experience of meaningful formations in nature fosters insight on the ever-expansive lifeworld in which conceptual rationality is only one of the many elements.
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