A flock of starlings sweep and swoop across the dusk sky; a ruined pier struts into the ocean. Interval II explores our transient relationship with the built environment through the juxtaposition of two contrasting types of architecture: a Victorian pier in Northwest England and a rammed-earth roundhouse in Southwest China. Chan uses time-lapse photography to accentuate the transitory movement of light over the structures, highlighting their physical form within the altered landscape.
Shifting between the micro and macro, Interval II investigates traces of human presence within these buildings – the fables and relics embedded in time and place. The film sustains an elegiac, mesmerising mood augmented by the atmospheric soundtrack which combines ambient field recordings – conversations, songs, traffic and natural sounds – with Chan’s grandmother's Hakka songs.