We Spin Around the Night Consumed by the Fire | 2021

Super 16mm film transferred to 2K digital video
16fps
Color, Sound
15’30”

Shot on Super 16mm film, We Spin Around the Night Consumed by the Fire examines the area of Yu Garden located in Shanghai Old Town, which is currently undergoing a massive urban renewal. Following a female character dressed in red with a kerosene lamp, the camera captures the unsettling and haunting scene of the empty neighborhood with little lighting after residents were dispatched to the suburb. Meanwhile, the VO narrates the local history of an urban grass-roots uprising that happened nearly two hundred years ago…

《我们盘桓在夜色里,被烈火吞噬》拍摄于上海豫园周边的老城厢。这一区域正在经历大范围的旧改项目,居民已尽数迁往其他地区。摄影机跟随着一名手持油灯的红衣女子穿梭于昏暗且空荡的街巷。与此同时,旁白则在讲述着一段两百年前的起义往事……