It’s hazy but bright. The smog is severe, buildings can barely be seen out of the window. But I still like it. I wish you could see it here with me. I can still feel your breath, see how you dance alone in the darkness. The scenery at night would be very good, I know you like it best. I wish I could see it too. I stand in the same place as you, just as you stand in the same place as me, but we will never touch each other. The sun is going down. I’m leaving. Good morning.
Peninsula, geographically refers to a protrusion of land surrounded mostly by water, and in this case, refers to the location where the images were taken, and represents the division within a long-distance relationship. Peninsula is a series of images taken from the same location during a different time of the day, so close to each other yet untouchably distant.
Physical intimacy has been commonly regarded as the cornerstone and necessity of a relationship. Those without physical intimacy risk swamping everyone involved with dismay, depression and despair, as a long-distance relationship often ends up no good, with nothing but hollowness and vanity. Contemporary society highlights distance as the most painful aspect, due to technological inadequacy in long-distance travel, but there is another aspect that is occasionally overlooked and has not been taken seriously: Time. The images are separated in the dimension of time, similar to a couple being separated by a physical distance, rendering an innovative experience for the audience as to rethink what matters most crucially apart from distance.
It’s beautiful here. This city is sexy, just like you. I wish I could see you. You must also be giddily standing by the window and basking in the sun through the haze, right? You enjoy the sun in the day, and I dance alone at night. I stand in the same place as you, just as you stand in the same place as me, but we will never touch each other. The sun is about to come out. I’m leaving. Goodnight.