Prelude: Points of Departure
8:10 mins


The coming together of the five Chinese elements (earth, metal, water, wood, fire) signifies balance in Feng Shui through their positioning in cardinal/ordinal directions, relating to the house and its inhabitants. When there is an imbalance, the house malfunctions and decays. Using the elements as a point of departure, Pam Virada’s work navigates each element as coordinates for domestic tales of hauntings bound in space and time, turning the interior space into an infinite expanse.