Created by interdisciplinary company Hong Kong Exile, Room 2048 slayers digital light, fog, and bombastic pop music to examine the socio-political realities of the Cantonesediaspora. The project sources themes of loss, nostalgia, and desire that reoccur within the seminal works of acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai.
Hong Kong Exile is regarded for their loud and striking digital aesthetic, tongue-in-cheek humour, and engagement with cultural politics. The title refers to 2048, the year after Hong Kong passes from its post-British-rule “transition period” to full Mainland Chinese authority. Room 2048 is a spiritual sequel to the company’s 2014 production NINEEIGH