本次展览包括三部短片影像作品，将在9.16-28日期间每周一、三、五、七在 的｜艺术中心 放映。
Can image replace memory?
Can memory infer time?
And will time occupy or hide the subjective perspective of the image?
Time - Memory - Image, which have great gravity with each other by repeated entanglement and frequent replacement ,and the gravity may be enough to constitute of our whole imaging life -- it has a vacuum inside, and the external is spinning at high speed. Every attempt to make it stagnate only makes it accelerate.
What we think repeatedly by these three works is about how we jump out of the whirlpool to observe and depict the whirlpool itself. In other words, how to free out of the logic with high-speed rotation and let reality capture you.The whirlpool is not absolutely stagnant, only relatively static. We look at it, and it is always hanging over and over.
This project contains three short films, from 9.16 to 9.28 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday exhibited in de Art Center.
Cinema Paradiso | 天堂电影院
⊡ 易连 | 中国大陆 | 23min18 | 2018
I have a friend, whose family lives in Yangjiang and had been running a video room for more than a decade. Concurrent from her childhood to adulthood, this part of her family history bore witness to the rise and fall of her family livelihood. In my friend’s view, the original time frame of watching films represents those shared memories of the same world, which contrasts to the nonchalantand distant relationships among her family members in the present. To awaken part of one’s memory may seem absurd and feckless, yet one could also be pleasantly surprised.
Xinyiwood | 辛夷坞
⊡ 林仕杰 | 中国台湾 | 25min | 2016
Xinyiwood is a poem written by the Chinese poet Wang Wei in the 8th century; the poem depicts the unseen ephemeral existence of the blossom of magnolia flowers in the mountain. In Los Angeles Chinatown, a place not far from Hollywood, the Chinese cinema and the entertainment business were once prosperous until the early 90s. Now the movie theater is abandoned, along with the forgotten places of collective memories. The resonance from the old cinema melds the past and the future, swaying back and forth between multiple memory space. At last, the cinematic ghost is therefore summoned.
A Private Collection | 自选片单
⊡ 吴其育 | 中国台湾 | 14min | 2017
The interviews in the video derive from a Myanmar migrant couple’s introduction of their DVD collection. Working in a Taiwanese factory three hours from Bangkok and often having to work overtime, their limited pastime is spent mainly on watching movies. The film collection and the sequences being introduced in the video originate from their large pirate collection. As the host of the screening program, they described how the DVDs entered their lives when they bought them from the vendor next to the temple, and simultaneously how the television screen in their living room became their way of understanding the world.