Javier Ideami (Spain)
Duration: 10′ 00″
TOTEM is the latest work by award-winning director Javier Ideami for multidisciplinary artist Wallace Chan. The short film complements Chan’s eponymous sculpture exhibition, which launched during the opening week of the 59th Venice Biennale. TOTEM represents the visual exploration of the sculptures, looking at the relationship and dialogue between materials, space and time – a central theme in Chan’s work. Specifically, TOTEM looks at our interaction with nature and how human activities can disrupt the world’s delicate balance. The short film takes us on a dynamic journey across space and time, in which Chan’s creations are continuously unassembled and reinvented, as a way to mirror the fragility that society is currently experiencing.