Water Walk


Water Walk 水上行舟
2 Channel Video Installation GoPro Cameras, CRT Monitors, Media Players

Row the Boat
White Pagoda in the Distance
Floats Gently A Breeze Blowing

Water Walk is a trip down memory lane, based on the lyrics of a 1950’s Chinese children’s pop tune. This piece, a two channel video installation, was created with two single long takes, shot with two goPro cameras mounted on boat paddles as they are rowed on East Lake. The piece attempts to bring the issue of radical city development into focus. The high value lakefront real-estate is the driving force in shrinking the lake area while industrial pollution is still present. The children’s song is a stark contrast to the realities of urban transformation.