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Stephanie Barber

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USA

English

The Enlightenment

启蒙

2023
亚洲首映 Asia Premiere

Listing dangerously into poetry, philosophy and sound art, Barber's new film (distributed by Video Data Bank) finds Yon and Payola in a Victorian conservatory. They are companionable, disoriented and petulant––they whip wildly through these disembodied states. Payola reads an excerpt of their experimental essay on the age of enlightenment.Payola's research, and presentation of this research, is a purposeful affront to empirical data, the scientific method and other enlightenment ideals, while reveling in the desire for the revolution and intellectual expansion those thinkers championed.The concepts are undermined by the form and register of their delivery OR the concepts are strengthened by the poetry through which they are presented.The soundtrack for The Enlightenment was originally commissioned by the Diffusion Festival for multi-channel sound work, curated by M.C. Schmidt for High Zero.

在诗歌、哲学和声音艺术领域,巴伯的新电影探索了维多利亚温室中伊恩和佩奥拉的境遇。他们既友好又迷失,情绪激动——在这些脱离实体状态中狂野穿梭。佩奥拉朗读了他们对启蒙时代的实验性论文的一节摘录。佩奥拉的研究和呈现故意挑战经验数据、科学方法和其他启蒙理念,同时陶醉于那些思想家所倡导的革命和知识扩展的渴望。这些概念通过它们被呈现的诗意形式可能受到削弱,也可能因为诗歌的力量而得以加强。

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