Hands Around in Yangon
Hands Around in YangonMoe Satt // Myanmar // 2012 // 7 min // Original with English sub. // 18+

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In Hands Around in Yangon, Moe Satt records the hand movements of people around him, from laborers working on the streets in markets, to local artists and his friends. There are moving hands, working hands, eating hands and communicating hands. He collects the many stories of those hands. The film emphasizes the almost autonomous character of the ingrained movement it follows. The hands are shown as if they are independent from their owner’s mind and rather integral to the activity they are pursuing.

Moe SattMoe Satt lives and works as a visual and performance artist in Yangon, Myanmar. Moe is part of a new generation of Burmese artists to emerge after year 2000, which has a different approach to conception and embodiment. In 2008, he founded and organized Beyond Pressure, an international festival of performance arts.