Paul Wong, 2008
4.25 min., colour, stereo, English, single-channel w/ credits
As police attempt to shut down an eviction party at a house destined for demolition the Punks retaliate by setting fire. Riot police clear the area. A second night of fire seals the fate, the block of houses are immediately demolished to make way for the new condominiums. Recorded in Vancouver.
Set Fires is part of the Paul Wong | Homstyle program, curated by JJ McFadden and screened at Reel Pride 2009., Winnipeg. Also at the 2012 Prismatic Festival, Halifax.
Part of ‘ZOOOOOM, as part of ‘5‘ site-specific projects commissioned by the City Of Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Art Program. www.5.paulwongprojects.com
Camera/Editor: Paul Wong
Post-Production: Brian Gotro
Music & Sound Mix: Paddy Ryan, Big P Productions
Produced with the assistance of:
B.C. Arts Council
Canada Council Media Arts
Distibutor: Vtape, Video Out