Clouds Obscure then Blow Away
A collection of ghost stories from the women of the Chinese diaspora. These stories reveal localized beliefs in signs and metaphors through the macro- and micro-narratives of vernacular experiences.
Ghost stories relate to animism, spirits, and unexplained phenomena, but they expand with the transmission of everyday emotions and memories. Pam Virada, born in Thailand, explores the senses of the Chinese diaspora in connection with spectrology. The footage from the Chinese silent film Romance of a Fruit Peddler (1922) is juxtaposed with photos, graphic images, and animated drawings against the backdrop of a moving landscape and alongside stories that blend local experiences into a poetic patchwork. [KIM Shinjae, ma-te-ri-al]