LOOKOVER (山不是山), 2016 Digital video with sound | 3 min. 7 sec.

Lookover (山不是山) combines live action video, animation and visual effects, creating an illusion of mountains propelling like waves and waves forming into mountains. LOOKOVER explores the concept of time and space. The mountains become a container for the ocean, as reality becomes a vehicle for our dreams and thoughts.

The Chinese title of ’山不是山’ comes from the second part of a traditional saying about the three aspects of perception. “Seeing mountains as mountains, Seeing mountains not as mountains, Seeing mountains as mountains again.” The first state is to perceive as you see; the worldly definition of the subject, and its worldly form. The second state is to question the essence of the subject. The interpretation changes with the viewer’s perception. The third part is to verify the perception, and to see the substance itself.


CINMARE Int'l Ocean Film Festival, METRO KINO IM SCHLOSSHOF, Germany, Official Selection, 2018
Formosa Festival of International Filmmaker, Taiwan, Official Selection, 2017
Supernova Digital Animation Festival, US, Official Selection, 2017
California Institute of the Arts Film and Video Showcase, REDCAT, US, 2017