Whether as a visual element or as an indispensable prop, cigarettes could be seen in almost every classical noir film, helps to depict and reflect character’s emotion, power, or desire. The erratic, mysterious smoke wreathing in a dark scene, hovering between man and woman, reflecting by dramatic lighting, all made a well-known symbol of film noir. It has almost become a signature of “noir style”.
From My Family Album (2017) – A Boundary Crossings Installation Piece
A mixed-media memoir generated by childhood memories through the lens of current circumstances. Using the family photo as a carrier, I explore how childhood experiences have affected the development of my personality – what made me who I am?
Travel (2015) – My first projection installation piece
The essential concept of this piece is about stepping out and left home.
A Culture Remix: How similar visual elements generate different meanings in “Ghost in the Shell” and “The Matrix”?
Ghost in The Shell vs. The Matrix, besides the similar concept or design in two movies, did they serve the same purpose? What makes them different? Is there any new meaning generated? How the similar visual design working under different contexts and serve different functions?
The Depiction of Reincarnation in Western Movie, Part 3 – “Cloud Atlas”
As one of Sonmi-451’s lines in the film, “separation is an illusion … I believe death is only a door, when it closed, another opens.” Such a manifesto is the best way to summarize the understanding and adaptation of reincarnation from the creators of Cloud Atlas.