Kris Project+: Polaris, Southern Stars and the Darken Bats (2020)

克里斯計畫番外篇:北辰南星黑蝙蝠

video installation, 9’57”, 2020 (commissioned by Taipei Fine Arts Museum)

Kris Project+: Polaris, Southern Stars and the Darken Bats, video still

The Kris Project+: Polaris, Southern Stars and the Darken Bats is the final chapter of the “Kris Project” series launched in 2016. Centering around the Malayan cinema magnate Loke Wan Tho (who died in a plane crash in Shengang, Taiwan in 1964) as the protago- nist, the “Kris Project” also brings up issues such as regional politics, borders, etc. Loke who mysteriously disappeared in the plane crash met his lover whom transformed into a black bat and, amidst the flux of scenery shots, tackles the dialectics of border imagining both in its fluxes and biases.

2020年的<克里斯計畫番外篇:北辰南星黑蝙蝠> 試圖藉由「陸」展開一場終結的旅程。<克里斯計畫番外篇:北辰南星黑蝙蝠>延伸了<克里斯計畫II:If the Party Goes On>中關於<空中小姐>的元素,藉由電懋旗下<空中小姐>等1950、1960年代冷戰時期生產的電影,以空鏡或消除時空的方式來建構「陸」(亦或是情人Sita)跨越時空的探險旅程。空鏡一般在電影裡面被用作場景建立或填補時間裂隙的畫面。在空難中神秘消失的「陸」那沒有顯身過的情人化身黑蝙蝠,在一片又一片時空顯影和隱身的交織流動中,辯證邊界想像的流動與偏見。

Production Team: Music / Sandra Tavali, Additional Cutouts: Chen YowRuu, Lee Jia Xing

Kris Project+: Polaris, Southern Stars and the Darken Bats, video still
Kris Project+: Polaris, Southern Stars and the Darken Bats, video still
Kris Project+: Polaris, Southern Stars and the Darken Bats, video still

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