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William Hong-xiao Wei

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UK

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Embers from Yesterday, Aflame.

昨日余烬,燃烧的火焰

2022
Asia Premiere

A transcendental meditation on withered trees struggling to be reborn. A fleeting glimpse into the seemingly trivial occurrences of daily life. A sheer ecstasy of physical intimacy viewed through celluloid films, in which the life of the emulsion is decaying: during the lockdown, film footages were “disinfected” by disinfectant, surface cleanser and hand sanitiser gel, specifically, household chemicals which were alleged to “kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses”, and which helped us prevent the spread of coronavirus. Returning images that have shapes to the shapeless, in the physical fragility of the cinematic medium, allows for the viewer’s hallucinatory perception of matter in a state of continual creation and dissolution. Through the evocation of the tension between transience and continuity, the film unfolds the dialectic of destruction and metamorphosis.

一场关于枯树挣扎重生的超然冥想。对日常生活中表面看似琐碎的瞬间的一瞥。在胶片电影中观察身体亲密关系的纯粹狂喜,其中乳胶的生命正在腐朽:在封锁期间,电影镜头被消毒剂、表面清洁剂和手部消毒凝胶“消毒”,具体而言,是被声称“能杀死99.9%的细菌和病毒”的家用化学品,这有助于防止冠状病毒的传播。通过使有形的图像回归到无形的形状,在电影媒体的物理脆弱性中,观众可以产生对物质不断创生和溶解状态的幻觉感知。通过唤起短暂与连续之间的紧张关系,影片展现了毁灭与变形的辩证法。

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