Ginkgo and Other Times

4K UHD, color, sound, 15:00 minutes


Humans live on the same planet as ginkgo — a living fossil that has been around for 200 million years. Ginkgo may be nothing more than a street tree integrated into the city; urban planners often choose it because of its prominent ability to adapt to various climates and resist pollution and pests.  

Through the exploration of the ginkgo tree and taking inspiration from ecological ethics in nature writing and ancient Chinese folk tales, this film critically examines shifting human greed, the interconnectedness between humans and non-humans, and contemplates the continuity of life and the temporality of the ginkgo in relation to that of other existences.