MeM#9 —23) Stay if You Can / Go If You Must

MeM#9 —23) Stay if You Can / Go If You Mustde Elysa Wendi from Movimiento en Movimiento on Vimeo.

A portraiture of two Hong Kong artists by the filmmaker in response to the experience and emotion of the current political movement through metaphor of frozen ice and smoke. 

Director: Elysa Wendi

Performing artists: Virginia Chu Sau Man and Elaine Kwok Hiu Ling 

Producer: West Kowloon Cultural District Hong Kong


Elysa Wendi is a Singaporean artist and filmmaker based in Hong Kong. Preoccupied with the abstraction of memory from place, time and biographical traces, Wendi explores these themes in her live and filmic works. In 2015, Wendi co- founded Cinemovement, a platform to host dance film laboratory together with film producer Jeremy Chua. Her short film 1958 Delivery has been lauded for its artful juxtaposition of photography, history and performative rituals, and won her the best experimental film award at the 2018 South Taiwan Film Festival. She recently received best documentary award from Hong Kong ArtHouse Film festival 2020 for her film, Forgive and Not to Forgive.

Interview to Elysa Wendi, talking about her creative experience. Filmed via long distance computer call: SKYPE.