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
Posted by:ausowyee

Au Sow Yee was born and grew up in Malaysia, she now lives and work in Taipei, Taiwan. She attained her M.F.A degree from San Francisco Art Institute (U.S.A) and Graduate School of New Media Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts. Her works question, explore as well as expand the relation between images, image making, politics and power, through video installation and other mediums. Sow Yee is one of the co-founder of Rumah Attap Library & Collective in Kuala Lumpur and currently work in TNUA's Center for Art & Technology. She is one of the finalists for the Asia Pacific Breweries Signature Art Prize 2018.

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