Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan (Saiau Yue Tsau)
Peng-Ying Wu (voice)
Fig creative (Warren Wu)
Hsin-Chien Huang, Wei-Chieh Chiu, Jiun-Yan You
Under the Martial Law of Taiwan in 1960, an old political criminal went through experiments in prison. Strange sounds faded in. The old man deceased, simplified into digital forms. The audience beholds the story clinging to the old man’s ghost which descends into the underworld of the dead.
In the seventh lunar month, the ghost returns to the world of living, soaring through folk ceremonies. Returning to his home, empty, the ghost sees the newspaper and family photos. Strange sounds reemerge, and the ghost is forced to fled into a photo. Yet, the memories have been eaten away. Colossal figures are digitalising the city. The organic landscape dissolves into digital shapes, as the ghost itself fades out from this world.
Bodyless is based on the director’s memory during Taiwan’s martial law period in the 1970s. Although the era has passed, new technologies follows suit. The old autocracy and new digital surveillance are fused into a dark oppression against folk’s beliefs. The human qualities were simplified with few characteristics recognised by the ruling class.
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