Digital Video & Digital Print, 2021
338 primary and secondary schools arranged into a playful dance of shapes and forms. Schools are often experienced at eye level, but when viewed from above, these shapes become abstract, maybe even unrecognizable repositories of opportunities and dreams. A geographical and ethnographic investigation of these spaces that mark a foundational part in our lives.
But every geographical space has its boundaries – and its limits. As we take a step back, perhaps we can begin to reevaluate the precious space we call a school in a fresh light, warts and all.
Jerrold Chong is an independent director/animator who graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His short films have screened at numerous international film festivals, including Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Busan International Film Festival, Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF). His work often makes use of found images and objects in surreal and unusual ways, in an attempt to examine and reimagine the world we live in.