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Jake Davidson

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Belgium, Taiwan

English

Knowledge in Tears

关于眼泪的知识

2022
World Premiere

A microchip engineer explains something both familiar and unknown, but what exactly? His voice is soothing and distant in equal measure. As we go deeper inside a factory, the object is revealed: a smart contact lens. Though only a prototype for now, this lens corrects vision, displays a screen, and analyzes tears. Are we in Belgium, where the narrator is? Or Taiwan, where the factory is. In this fusion of prototype and place, what does it mean to create knowledge from tears? Or is knowledge ‘in tears’; grieving as it reproduces itself in a factory where the labor is half-automated and the end-user asleep.

微芯片工程师解释了一些熟悉又陌生的事物,但具体是什么呢?他的声音舒缓遥远。当我们深入工厂内部,这个事物就显露出来了:一副智能隐形眼镜。虽然目前还只是一个原型,但这款眼镜可以矫正视力,显示屏幕,并分析眼泪。我们是在叙述者所在的比利时吗?抑或是工厂所在地台湾。这部纪录片揭示眼镜原型与工厂所在地,并提出疑问:阅读眼泪能获得什么知识?还是说知识“正在流泪”?悲伤地看着自己在工厂里自我繁殖,在那里工作是半自动化的,用户最终缓缓入睡。(季盈杰)


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