Annie Wan’s source materials in Torrent No. 1 traces her encounters with the Hong Kong cityscape, the strange phenomena of fossilizations in Pompeii, as well as temporal differences in the recordings of Glenn Gould and her infatuation with the film The Turin Horse by Béla Tarr.
Here’s a cinematic view into the build-up and dissolution of Annie Wan’s piece If It Rains. It reveals the processes of the artist’s large-scale floor piece, situated at the entrance of the Cattle Depot Artist Village, a rectangle of different color-fields, in 2013, on the occasion of I Think It Rains (www.ithinkitrains.org). As with her source materials there’s an encounter with transformation, presence and disappearance.