‘SK Delivery’ is a film about encompassing the inverse. Icy solidarities. Commitment but burned out; camaraderie but distanced; an action film but static. The starting point for this film was to lie beside a chalk pit in Aichi prefecture, ten years in the future, and then be pulled back via Shanghai and Paris on the plot of an action sci fi. Half Japanese but living in England, I often think about the same but parallel: of being half English but living in Japan, within a different representation of mixedness (hāfu / half-ness). How many Solidarity Keys do you need for worldwide revolution? Who donated so large a sum to the strike fund? And when did the blossom wars finally end?
Screened at F(r)ictions x Camden Art Centre ‘Public Knowledge’, London June 2020
Director: YOKAI/ Edmund Hardy
Cast: Caroline Nguyen, Edmund Hardy, Nisha Ramayya
Camera Crew: Umi Ishihara, Liberty Rowley, Emilia Weber, Alex Carter
Music: Laurel Uziell