Between Bridges

Between Bridges (2017)
Three-channel video
5 mins 11 secs

Nestled between the colonial Long Bien bridge and the modern Chuong Duong bridge, an anabranch diverts from the Red River. Between Bridges looks at Vietnam and its modernisation and how its citizens welcome the present but live in the past. The observation of the activities along the anabranch reveal a slower pace of life as the world endlessly streams past.

The river bed listens,
between two bridges,
the past rumbling along,
and the future rushing by.

It listens,
when the sun sets,
to the hundreds of birds
drowning the honks of Hanoi.

Between Bridges by Ernest Wu on Vimeo.