Tugging Diary

YAN Wai Yin

Hong Kong〡2021〡Doc〡Color, B&W〡16 min〡Cantonese
✧ 2022 Awarded Young Jury Award, 58th Pesaro Film Festival, Marche, Italy.
✧ 2022 IFFR—International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
✧ 2021 EXiS—Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, Korea.

TUGGING DIARY documents a footbridge in Hong Kong over the year between August 2019 to January 2021. Due to social unrest and various uncertainties, both the internet and physical spaces act as critical communication platforms for information to be circulated in the community more widely and rapidly outside of the existing mainstream media. As time goes by, these materials are continuously altered, some were renewed, while the others were removed, covered with paint, or overlaid by other information.


YAN Wai Yin
YAN Wai Yin (b.1994) works and lives in Hong Kong. YAN excels at the juxtaposition and insertion of literary texts in narratives. Through shifting personal observations and the temporal, emotional distance in different texts, YAN inscribes quotidian fragments of memories lingering in space and objects. Her film LOCALIZED BLINDNESS (2019) was awarded the Best Experimental Award at the 20th South Taiwan Film Festival, TUGGING DIARY (2020) was awarded at Kaohsiung Film Festival and Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: IFFR (Netherlands), EMAF (Germany), Videoex (Switzerland), Image Forum (Japan), EXiS (Korea), and TIVA-ANIMA (Taiwan).

9月後Coming Soon〡崑山科技大學 視訊傳播設計系
9月後Coming Soon〡東華大學 民族語言與傳播學系

If there was no pandemic, nor the deadline for another work at that time, this work probably would not have existed. It's been three years. The bridge in the film has been almost fully painted in bright white since a few days ago (written on July 26, 2022), with pink railings. All the nylon strings which used to hang paper lanterns are gone. The children's drawings are gone, and the notes that everyone wrote to each other are gone as well. I'm not sure if my home has gone along together, but I did feel the weight of “home” at that time.

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