Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
Wong Kit Yi. A River in the Freezer. Essay film, 25”, 2017
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A River in the Freezer is a 25-minute essay film that combines directed and found footage in order to meditate upon glacial memory, cryogenics, and frozen fiction. Kit Yi synthesizes disparate subjects—including the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen (where no one is allowed to die), the fair-haired manga character Cygnus Hyōga, colour wavelength theory, the 19th-century global ice trade, and the cost of ice cubes in Hong Kong today, among many others—within a karaoke-inspired sing-along format.