The Museum of Departures
a film by Gautam Valluri

United Kingdom, 2015, 16mm (2K Transfer), 16:9 (partly 1.33:1), 5:20

The Gerrard Street Chinatown is perhaps London's greatest museum. Everything is displayed behind glass walls– people, actions, novelties, food items. It's the reconstruction of a culture that belongs to the other side of the world. A culture descended from a people that had departed their homeland. Through the glass's surface reflections, the artist sees reflections of himself and remembers sounds from his recent past and echoes of his own departures.

03/10: New World Gazelle (group show) at The Horse Hospital, London, UK
23/09: Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK