The work was open for online viewing between December 20 – January 6.


“Blanket Song” (00:04:46) by Long Xi Vlessing, Canada, 2022 

My 奶奶 (nainai, grandmother) isn’t an avid writer, but she writes stories in her own way: sewing them into her blankets and quilts. In Blanket Song, she faintly narrates her creations, and I regard them up close with the warped glass lens of my broken camera, a laptop webcam, and a clunky Xerox scanner. If quilts are the most analogue, hands-on medium, the visuality of this short document seeks to reflect a similar nature.

Director Bio

Long Xi Vlessing (b. 2000) (龙喜) is a filmmaker, photographer, and multidisciplinary artist from Vancouver, British Columbia who lives and works on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including that of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, as well as in Tiohtià:ke / Montréal, Quebec on the unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka. His work is presented as explorative document, weaving personal narrative through depictions of the familiar and the undefined.

Director: Long Xi Vlessing

Cast: Chen Su Lan


By pebbles

Pebbles Underground is focused on showcasing and promoting experimental, avant-garde, underground, and no-to-low budget projects by artist-humans from all over the world. Absurd, uncanny, witty, humorous, slow-video – all are welcomed, and loved. Pebbles Underground is an independent project not funded by any government or corporation, and we intend to keep it that way. Main source of funding is personal donations from humans organizing the project, who are artists themselves, and the main drive of the project is formed by the energy and involvement of the organizers, and the public.