Within the Leaves, a Sight of the Forest (working title, due 2018) is in process. It is a further development of Proposal for a Film: Within the Leaves, a Sight of the Forest (2016).
Diverting the installation from the waste route for the sake of telling the stories seems to go against the grain of environmental preservation. And, why would someone want to preserve something that is ordinarily destined to eventually vanish?
However, as Five Tonnes of Homes and Other Understories assumed its imposing form at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, it made waves. As an object of art, it relays important stories. These stories would normally be erased as cardboard waste is recycled into fresh new cardboard, dissolved into the wealth of cardboard queen Zhang Yin and the global economy.
As I put the installation into a temporary storage with the last of my budget resources, I continue filming.
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