That Days
Video, 01:27

That days is a stream-of-consciousness piece based on the soundtrack of the Suzhou Pingtan. That days is a conscious shot of the author's desire to express a state of mind in the present moment through an unthematic recording. Pingtan (Chinese: 评弹), also known as Suzhou pingtan, is a regional variety of quyi, and a musical/oral performance art form popular in southern Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang, and Shanghai (the Jiangnan region of China). It originated in the city of Suzhou. It is a combination of the Chinese narrative and musical traditions, pinghua and tanci. It dates back to the Song dynasty and is influenced by Wuyue culture.

The means of photographing is non-deliberate and casual, as casual as the water and willow leaves in the south of the river. In the present day, city life is rushed and hectic. Even the places that appear in the film are not without their commerce and sales. It is inevitable and has been a trend since the beginning of time. There are people who live in such conditions. Places where their lives are different from the 'outside', but inseparable, such as the delivery men who can be seen delivering to the mansions by boats on the water. It is an unsettling harmony.

Liu Yutian

Liu Yutian, born in Jiangyin, China. Graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Diploma in Fine Arts in 2020. Currently taking her degree in Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts. She excels in illustration and comics, hoping to convey what she sees and thinks through her works. Her interests also include games and she hopes to become a character designer or illustrator one day.

She has taken part in exhibitions such the LASALLE Open House in 2018 and Graver Robbers Chronicles fans exhibition in 2019, as well as published picture books for children. She has illustrated Chinese vocabulary papers for the Singapore Centre, Chinese Language Press in 2020.