This catalog is published in conjunction with the exhibition Dreaming the End at Fondazione Memmo in Italy, from May 3 to October 29, 2023. The exhibition is curated by Alessio Antoniolli.
Sin Wai Kin’s Dreaming the End (2023) is a contemplative exploration of fluid narratives and the evolution of human experiences. With a discerning eye, Sin situates viewers in a liminal space where time, references, and locales intermingle, bringing forth both the familiar and the uncanny in an interlocking tapestry of dreamlike narratives and enigmatic characters. This ambitious project borrows and reshapes elements from various cinematic genres, including thriller, noir and fantasy, effectively distorting the conventional frameworks of narrative cinema. The film scrutinizes notions of authenticity and performance, raising pivotal questions about their intersections and boundaries within a narrative framework. Dreaming the End invites viewers to engage with a non-binary consciousness, urging a departure from rigid patterns, thereby fostering a rich and evolving discourse on the mutable nature of reality and fiction.