(21’24”) Single-Channel Video
Choreographer Chan Wai Lok Performers Chan Wai Lok, Lee Ka Hei Video & Art Director, Editor Wong Hei Wa
Assistant Director & Gaffer Yuen Hon Hin Cinematographer & Gaffer Dino Rib Assistant Art Director Boski Chan
Sound Designers(2021) Karen Yu, Amy Chan Sound Designers(2022) Larry Shuen
Costume Designer Cheng Nga Yan Make-up & Hair Stylist Suen Wing Chi
Artistic Adviser Joanna Lee Producer Jamie Wu Presenter Hong Kong Dance Alliance
"Let’s have a duo, shall we?"
This featured quote from director Wong Hei Wa and choreographer Chan Wai Lok's POV, the acronym for Point of View (a category of pornographic films), conveys very disparate meanings when placed into different contexts and circumstances. Who is asking the question? What is the occasion? And who is "we"? Notwithstanding how direct or implicit it could be, this questions and invitation is, to a large extent, a reflection of the relationship between two beings.
A duo in the context of dance sometimes implies that one takes the lead and the other follows (their roles can be exchanged, or, at times blurred). The tension between two beings can form an indescribable relationship. Taking elements of erotic movements from sexual intercourse, the film displays a duo's relationship in an exposed-but-obscure condition where intimacy and chemistry will be observed.
Amidst sublime yet obscene metaphors, the video opens the door to imaginative fantasies of how sexual intercourse can be executed in the form of a dance film. Unlike the trends in pornography, the film exploits certain techniques such as camera movements and aspect ratio to intentionally conceal moments of excitement, emphasising the aftertaste of making love.
POV is an invitation to share your point of view whilst participating into this duo. Shall we?
*POV (Something We Have Never Told Version) available on Nowness Asia