Lulu Suite: 17 Films for 17 Islands (2013), is a video wall installation created by reworking 20th century archival films and footage that pertain to Richmond. Achong and Moosang exploit the ephemeral quality of analogue film and audio to draw parallels to the transitory and imprecise nature of memory and history. In the transfer from celluloid to data, film grain to pixel, reel-to-reel to mp3, the original films are dragged into the 21st century. The artists then alter the films, opening up the visual, auditory and narrative space for a new telling of the old stories.
Lulu Suite: 17 Films for 17 Islands (2013), was commissioned by the City of Richmond’s Public Art Program. It is installed at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Many people, organizations, and institutions deserve our sincere thanks, in particular Eric Fiss, Public Art Planner, Bill Purver, Archivist, Colin Preston, Archivist, Mark Curry, Video Editor, and the staff at the Richmond Olympic Oval. View a complete list of credits and thank yous here.