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Some Last Questions

Victoria Chang

The film uses Ips typography, a custom font based on the distinct hieroglyphic patterns the European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) leaves behind after its devastation. The font is based on drawings of beetle patterns from bark, found as evidence of the beetle’s passage on a clear-cut: a plot of family land – bought in 1964 by my grandfather – that was home to a small forest until its demise in September 2019.

Seamless loop, audio, b/w, vertical 4k (9:16, 2160 x 3840 px), 00’48”, 2023

Victoria Chang x Alexandra Crouwers

 

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Some last questions

Will the clock dissolve?
Did rain enjoy falling? Did
the hands truly love me? Did
the treetops know? Was
sadness what we wanted? Were
the fireflies warning us?