Shen Xin
Warm Spell
Duration : 34 min. 22 sec.
Materials : Single-channel video, HD
Year : 2018

Warm Spell shot on the Thai island of Ko Yao Yai and set amidst the environmental change caused by global warming, Warm Spell explores the economic and cultural challenges the island faces as it shifts from a predominantly farming community to one dependent on tourism. The work constructs a ghostly presence, weaving it through the traces of disparity in climate change amongst high and low emission countries, and the experiences of tourism based on racial representations.The work is co-commissioned by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Salford University Art Collection. Supported by Elephant Trust London and Rijksakademie Amsterdam.