Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Gladys Lou
Actor/Pianist/Songwriter: Victor Liu
“Seattle” is a capsule of the artist’s memories in the US west coast city, Seattle, and the people they have met in it during their exchange study in 2022. The video combines poetry and performance to visualize the psychological struggle the artist experienced as a graduating student, from the anxiety about the future, the nostalgia of leaving somewhere they belong, the joy from precious memories, to the anticipation of new freedom and possibilities. The video explores the duality between presence and absence, dreams and reality. It reminds the audience of the ephemeral nature of time and the impact we have on the people we met in our lives.