"Trespassing World Cities" (2005)


Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)43_Film, video

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Original languageEnglish
Size28 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2006


Title13th Women Make Waves Film Festival 2006
Period13 - 27 October 2006


28-minute video essay, Jury Selection at the 13th Women Make Waves 2006 Taipei for the Experimental Film session.
Trespassing World Cities records how I struggled away from the tourist video style to seek for an impersonal form to pose my response to a world of big cities whose individual distinctive is increasingly blurred. This is a travel journal in the literal sense of the term. The video records my walking through a dozen of major cities around the world, repeating routes and activities, between 1999 and 2005. The mythology of the multiple colors of diverse world cultures shatters. I found myself doing the same things, repeating places I have visited, and inside my mind is often a totally different world irrelevant to the places I visit. Globalization is a popular catch word, the token of economism. Personally speaking, it is a form of irony.
該如何去記述每年一至兩次的假期旅遊呢?遊走於世界名城聽上去很浪漫,暗底裏,我的悠蕩是綿綿的重複 -- 都是瘋狂的徒步走(因為我家香港人擠路狹不好走),每日兩杯風雨不改的特濃咖啡,念平時沒空看的書,更多的時候是帶著沒完或是要趕著完成的思想工作沿途處理 -- 這些我都心知肚明。城市我一個一個的走過,然後我開始留意到自己的一些偏好,也留意到全球化如何默默的把城市的面貌逐步的統一,地標、符號、連鎖店、後現代的摩天建築…,文化差異在小街角在樓梯底在小店餐桌上的醬油瓶裏等待著閱讀。旅遊開廣見聞是當代的消費神話,是個人欲望的化身,是親身到鄰舍那裏挪用他們的外來品化作可咀嚼的“本地色彩”。然後,有一天,我一個摯愛的學生在認真的觀察,以飄浮作策略去介入現代城市之際給謀殺了…。《搖擺過路人》就是我的自我批判,對機械性與重複再一次的揣摸。

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"Trespassing World Cities" (2005). LAI, Linda (Artist); WOO, Ling-ling (Other); RODRIGUEZ, Hector (Other) et al.. 2006. Event details: 13th Women Make Waves Film Festival 2006, Taipei, Taiwan.

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)43_Film, video