Li: The Patterns of Nature

9 mins

"Li" is a Chinese word that refers to the underlying intelligence and order of nature as reflected in its organic forms. This film explores, in lyrical, non-narrative terms, the myriad patterns of nature that are spontaneously generated in the physical world and blurs the distinction between living and inanimate phenomenon.

Through the use of special cinematographic techniques, including time-lapse, microscopy and cymatic imaging, the film highlights instances of Li patterning in the natural world, interweaving spatial and temporal rhythms from natural textures, and the cycles of birth and death, night and day, and the seasons.