Essay documentary: 34’, 2017


Script written in collaboration with Ming Lin. 
Sound design by Josh Feola.

Featuring Ravi Sundaram, Charmaine Chua, Rune Reyhé and more.


V&A Sinoflux, London 2017



Research Architecture Show, London 2017

AAA Cargo is an essay documentary into the New Silk Road. The video traces the anticipation of infrastructure and trade on a planetary scale, following its distribution networks which are expanding across vast regions between China and Europe. Along its route in Western China, geographies are reformatted for logistical movements, which ease flows of capital and commerce.
        Mapped through footage, interviews, field recordings and found WeChat videos; government efforts to speed up the movements of trade, collide with more-than-human choreographies of sand, people and goods. We follow 'paralogisticians', a new generation of precarious workers, as they hack infrastructural spaces through transnational guanxi and long-distance friendships. Desert sands made restless by Westerly winds disrupt roads, railways, sometimes engulfing whole cities. Through a disorientation of the senses – bodies and landscapes become mobile. ✺


Screenings

Victoria & Albert Sinoflux event, Aga Khan University Institute, London, Tabakalera, Spain, 2017.


World premier at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Images Festival Toronto, Sonic Acts Academy Amsterdam, Hong Kong University, Istanbul Design Biennale, 2018. 


Institute for Provocation Beijing, McGill University Montreal, New York University Shanghai, 2019.


Lectures

07.17          Checkpoints Chokepoints, Glasgow

02.18         Sonic Acts Academy, Amsterdam

05.18         Hong Kong University, Hong Kong