Signal 8

Year2019 Duration14 min. DirectorSimon Liu SoundJulia Bloop MusicJulia Bloop Production Rachael Lawe, Michelle Miles // LiuFilmsLiu © 2019

16mm, transfer DCP 

With Support from: Negativeland Lab and bh103a/gutter film residency at UVA 

“They said a storm is calling this way but we’re still waiting. Lives carry on in Hong Kong as traces of civic upkeep morph into sites of remembrance. Decorative structures mimic nature then occasionally malfunction, transforming common spectacle to warning signs. The light urges to tell us something but can't quite get its point across, patience tested for another day.” — Simon Liu 

- Filmography:
-force- (2020), Happy Valley (2020), Signal 8 (2020), E-Ticket (2019), Fallen Arches (2018), Star Ferry (2018),
Sneyd Green (2016), Donkey Riding (2014), Afternoon In (2014), Ditchwork (2012), Flyer Boy (2009)

New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Cinéma du Réel, RIDM, IndieLisboa

Simon Liu

Simon Liu (Hong Kong, 1987) is a film artist whose work centers on building a lyrical catalogue of the rapidly evolving psychogeography of his place of origin in Hong Kong through alternative documentary forms, abstract diary films, multi-channel video installations and 16mm projection performances. Liu’s work has been presented at film festivals and museums globally including the New York Film Festival, Toronto, Sundance, The Shed, M+ Museum, and an upcoming solo presentation at MoMA as part of their Modern Mondays series.

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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