Suicide Note is a mental state portrait of a survivor, revealed through a silent meditation with a fantastical bird.
Through a continuous interplay between fastness and slowness, noise and silence, clarity and ruggedness, the video poem makes an unconventional quest at expressing pain in the absence of words. At the climactic stage performance, moments of life and death are tangled and blurred, and viewers are left to wonder where the story began or ended, and what is the meaning of the suicide note itself.
Each place – Hong Kong, Peterborough, Toronto – characterizes a fragment of the poetic trilogy and serves as a stand-alone video poem. The artist uses a handheld camcorder to visually translate to a rawness of memory.