HUA XI ZI 滑惜子

SEE, AGAIN, THE PASSING OF LIGHT
BE PRESENT WITH THE SHADOW
UNEXPOSING
100 Ft.
THE FEEDBACK OF LOOKING
MOON
FANTASY OF BEING IN EXILE
WHERE ARE YOU FROM

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FANTASY OF BEING IN EXILE
(2019, work-in-progress)

super 16mm, black and white, digitized 16mm, optical sound, projection.

This projection is about the unobtainable. The unobtainable history and the unobtainable longing for such romanticized will for fighting against the authoritarian power. It is an audiovisual expression as a response to both a past history as well as the future that hasn’t happened yet. There is fear. It is about not to re-enforce the suffered. Maybe it is also a result of the authoritarian power today that we are not allowed to directly talk about politics and realities people are facing. Perhaps the haunting feeling between the present and the unobtainable memory is the realist feeling to confront with.


The flow of people, or in other words migration if by choice and exile if being forced, implies having fought for freedom. It is after all a fantasy.