ONE THOUSAND AND ONE ATTEMPTS TO BE AN OCEAN

WANG YUYAN
France
11 min.

Made up of micro-events from “satisfying videos” that swarm on the internet, “One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean” reflects on the experience of not being able to see the world with depth perception in today’s inexorable entropy of our information societies.

The vastness of today’s content production and the voracious quest for the spectacular are the canvas against which Wang Yuyan sets her sweeping short film with a wave-like structure. Gathering short pieces of ASMR clips, recordings of cataclysmic climatic events and of coordinated mass crowds, microscopic depictions of molds and electronic parts, time-lapses of maps, natural phenomena and experiments, the film recreates the splintered, disorderly experience of engaging with the world via social media. Propelled by a soundtrack repetitively extrapolating on a single fragment of speech to evoke transience and incomprehensibility, its pulsating rhythm and the relentless flow of images bring into focus an exhausting state of heightened unawareness.

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Saturday, 20 November - Cinemateca Eforie

Str. Eforie 2
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WANG YUYAN

Wang Yuyan is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist living in Paris. She graduated from Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts in 2020 and Beaux-Arts of Paris in 2016. She takes inspiration from the endless media production underpinned by industrial productivity. Her works oscillate between film and installation, often in an immersive perspective with a disintegrating abstraction process. Poetic and political, her practice of image recycling is a form a detournement regarding the economy of attention.

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LENGTH: 11 min.

YEAR: 2021

PRODUCTION COUNTRY: France

DIRECTOR: WANG YUYAN

EDITOR: Wang Yuyan

SOUND DESIGN: Raphaël Hénard

COLOUR GRADING: Juliette Barrat

PRODUCTION: Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains

DISTRIBUTION:

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https://squareeyesfilm.com/

 

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