Discordant Harmony

Olivia Pan and Allison Lai

Video, 2024

Discordant Harmony unravels the intricacies of a day gone awry when two friends decide to meet up, offering a contemplation on the unpredictable nature of life and its symmetries. Where one person’s morning unfolds in the usual rhythm while the other experiences a series of unforeseen disruptions, artists Allison Lai and Olivia Pan retell their personal experiences through an animated lens, piecing each moment against its counterpart. Just how many things can go wrong in a day, or more accurately, in one morning? Is it possible for the scales of luck to be shifted so drastically against one person?