World Premiere of Inauguration at Antimatter Media Art Festival Inauguration (2020).
What does it mean to look back on a failed assassination? How do we decide to forget a legacy of radicalism? Inauguration looks at the fragmented history of the Young China Association, interweaving temporal connections with faint chances of synchronous events between two disparate events at the margins of Chinese revolutionary history: a failed assassination and an impossible trip. The film narrates a forecast of the past, rendering visible the processes of erasure, remembrance and archival anchors of early overseas Chinese revolutionary politics and aftermath.