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TAIPEI HOURS

台北時光

實驗短片 Experimental Short Film

21’16” / 2017

Hours pass in Taipei. A middle-age women Shu-Chuan has her normal days in the capital city of the small island Taiwan. She has beliefs, goals and affections but she is still moving from where she was and what she saw in the global cities of tomorrow.Taipei Hours is part documentary, part portraiture, part tour and part dream.Shu-Chuan re-enacts the hours that help construct an experience of Taiwan society and culture. And the way Taiwanese are educated and socially shaped. We try to live in a state of suspense. 

臺北的家庭主婦陳淑娟女士是盡責的好媽媽,她的生活中累積了許多獨自等待的時刻:在大學聯考的會場帶著便當等待孩子午休、深夜等著給補習回來繼續念書的孩子做宵夜、在繁忙的機車陣中等待先生來接….。這些她投身於家庭後的等待與懸置,是社會期待加諸在她身上的魔幻時刻,期望以這些時光來換取家庭的前進與幸福。靜謐的媽媽望向螢幕框外,對畫面中緩緩流逝的時間留下安靜的旁白。這是否是一個社會中巨大的齒輪,用等待的時光來重塑一個社會的同質性和價值感?

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THE ORDINARY LOVE

芝加哥世間情

實驗短片 Experimental Short Film

25”20 / 2015 -

<The ordinary love> is a story about Taiwanese immigrants who live in Chicago. The video splits into two parts. One is an reenactment soap-opera of a girl’s story acted out by different Taiwanese immigrants that were international students 30 years ago and is directed by current U.S. international students. The other part is an interview of the actors and the play’s crews’ life and memories, especially, their family relations and their idealized vision of what home is.

故事來自於朋友的家族回憶。安頓女兒來美留學生活後的離別時刻,雙親一再地交待她要照顧自己、好好念書。然後爸爸語重心長的告誡著,當初自己來念書時,祖父的牽掛和後續的變動。難得垂淚的父親對她而言是難忘的記憶。故事的家庭結構在片中被放入台式八點檔的迷宮之中。演出父母親的演員是同輩來美的臺灣留學生,而女兒則是念書中的學生,連劇組的工作人員也都是異鄉學子。在八點檔情緒滿點、入戲出戲、台前台後的過程中,以訪談、側拍等等手法前後左右地穿插著各自離鄉的故事。臺灣八點檔中屢屢被標誌的「ooo去美國了」,在這裡不談去就醫、去生子、去經商,而是橫跨30年,經歷三四個地方、兩三代的離散經驗、迷失與找尋。

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AM 4:00

凌晨四點

實驗短片 Experimental Short Film

04”11 / 2013

One sleepless night around 4:00am, I reminded the conversation happened earlier in my junior high art class 15-years reunion. It is about the suicide of our vice-advisor, who committed it in an extreme way few weeks ago. The glimpse of unconscious in-between the sleep “now” and the memory and the whisper came together, weaving a “me” which nobody will know who she is.

中學美術班的副導師在十多年後某天凌晨四點以極端的方式自縊了,之前同學會間眾人耳語討論了事件。但是在這一個失眠之夜、凌晨四點閃現的回憶裡,兩個現實重疊似乎的毫不相干。意識朦朧間,辨識現實的能力急速下降,我們要怎麼認識自身以外的其他人事物? 以往的足跡與所見所聞和正在流逝的當下正組合出什麼樣的自我?