When the Sea Sends Forth a Forest

LIU Guangli

France〡2020〡Doc〡B&W〡21 min〡Mandarin (Teochew dialect)
✧ 2021 First Prize, Festival International de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
✧ 2021 Price Golden Nica (Computer Animation), Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
✧ 2021 Golden Key for best short film, Kassel Dokfest, Kassel, Germany

Through a 3D virtual universe simulated by a game engine intertwined with historical pictures, a lost moment of history can be experienced. The story revolves around the memory of a Chinese survivor of Khmer Rouge. This tragedy, which took the lives of 2 million people, continues to reshape our present in virtue of today’s narration.


LIU Guangli
LIU Guangli was born in 1990 in Lengshuijiang, China. He graduated from Le Fresnoy–Studio national des arts contemporains in 2020. Passionate about image-making, He has developed an art practice around painting, video art, 3D animation, and virtual reality. His works attempt to question how the digital medium fits into contemporary storytelling and the reconstruction of our collective memory.

09.02 ㊅ 14:00〡旗津tha̍k冊
09.16 ㊅ 19:00〡透南風咖啡聚場
同場放映:《記憶拆除 》《K的房間—關於世界的創造與毀滅》(《迷藏 》/《顫抖著》)


An encounter with a forgotten community in Chinese history was the starting point of this project. Over time, I gradually established an image of French Indochina in the 1970s. It isn’t about judging history through the mixture of 3d and archive, but to provide a space in which the past can seek to become present again.

11.04 ㊄ 13:00〡台南新光影城 4 廳
11.12 ㊅ 19:50〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡 Q&A session with the Director
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