(10 min., S-8mm/16mm/video, color, sound, 2002)
Producer/Director/Writer/Camera/Editor: Anita Chang
Originally conceived as a multimedia performance, this piece attempts to link the disappearing worlds of animal and human. Interfacing the “disappearing” technologies of Super-8mm and 16mm image projection, with the immediacy and reality of video. “Captivated” images of animals and humans in raw form are juxtaposed and documented in a way that speaks to an identity crisis of the human race and ultimately to the fragility of beauty, nature and humanity.
In response to the events of 9-11, I sought to create a space of heightened sensory perception for the audience, especially as it related to the various moving image technologies (i.e., the sounds, smell, rhythm, heat, dust). As I roamed in the dark with a small flashlight from equipment to equipment, projecting alternating images of animal and human coporeality, onlookers collectively witness perhaps what distinguishes themselves from other living beings.
San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival, U. Wisconsin Madison Cinematheque, Taipei Artist Village, Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF Cinematheque, Marseilles Images Contre Nature Festival International de Video ExpÈrimentale, Los Angeles Asian, Headlands Center for the Arts
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