The project was spawned during a residency on the Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, China, a major domestic tourism destination. Two weeks prior to the residency, this fairy tale location was destroyed by the typhoon Meranti. Ancestral trees surrounding post colonial mansions bore witness of a brutal mutation into a post apocalyptic landscape. This VR experience and audiovisual installation proposes an interpretation of this new world. The typhoon became a portal allowing to access this alternative reality.