In Littleness - Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu

In Littleness

Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu | 2022 | 8 min 15 sec | US

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

The film was shot on a regular 8mm camera and is presented in unslit form as 16mm, a screening format commonly referred to as double 8mm.

When I first came into contact with this medium, I was deeply attracted by its miniature size. Eight millimetres is a very small space on which to store images. It reminds me of all kinds of things from childhood: ephemeral, wonderful, changeable. Recalling that as a child I spent most of my time with my nanny, I decided to zoom in on daily life, especially trivial household chores. At the same time, the particles and dust of the childhood world are magnified.