HU Rui (b.1990) currently lives and works in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. His practice and research focus on the issues of time, memory, expectation, and decision-making from a multitude of perspectives and through a variety of media and technologies, including moving image, installation, and video game. His work has been featured by Artforum, 艺术论坛 (Artforum China), Ocula, etc. He has participated in exhibitions and screenings at art spaces, institutions, and film festivals internationally, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Ann Arbor Film Festival, ifva Festival at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Vienna Shorts Film Festival, LOOP Barcelona, among others. He holds an MFA in media arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BFA in film from New York University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice in Computational Media and Arts at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou).
Soon It Will Be Deep Enough, 2019, 4’04”
In “Soon It Will Be Deep Enough”, a group of people are having a pool party inside an airplane while the water level is slowly rising up. It was made while being confronted by a large wildfire in Los Angeles, a city with a strong pool party scene. Initially conceived as a reflection on the global climate crisis, it may accidentally correspond to many other critical situations we find ourselves in today.