(接)(近)(Ta) (Tending) (to) (Ta)

导演:林森
编剧:林森
主演:萨米尔·桑德斯,普埃尔·德奥尔姆,克莱琳达·谢
制片人:黑曜石海岸电影公司
摄影:林森
类型:科幻电影
时长:71分
完成时间:2021
对白语言:英语
字幕:英语
地区:英国、加拿大
制片公司:无

Director: April Lin
Screenwriter: April Lin
Cast: Samiir Saunders, Puer Deorum, Clarinda Tse
Producer: Obsidian Coast
Cinematographer: April Lin
Genre: Fiction
Length: 71min
Year: 2021
Dialogue: English
Subtitles: English
Region: UK, Canada
Production Company: None

故事梗概 Synopsis

《(接)(近)(Ta)》是一部叙事性、思辨性较强的科幻片,讲述了两位主角之间的心灵沟通。他们在平行的维度上想象着彼此,每个人都在与对方的交流中,看到了超越自身感知的现实界限的可能性,并与对方相会在同个幻想世界。电影中,林森饰演的“Ta”是普通话中所有第三人称代词的单音节发音,也象征着无限的宇宙实体。作为一个专有名词,ta弥散在宇宙所有生物和物质中。

(Tending) (to) (Ta) is a narrative-led speculative fiction film which follows an exchange of internal letters between two protagonists who imagine one another across parallel dimensions. Each communicating to an envisioned other, who exists as a possibility beyond their self-perceived boundaries of reality, these two beings meet in a shared world of imagination. In the film, April Lin 林森 casts ‘ta’, the monosyllabic sound which in Mandarin Chinese encompasses all third person pronouns, as an infinite cosmic entity with a proper noun Ta, who exists across universes and is present in all beings and matter.

导演介绍 Director Biography

林森(1996年出生于斯德哥尔摩,她/他)是一位患有自闭症的艺术家和电影导演,主要研究影像作为一个场域,在构建、维持和传播既联结又互斥的矛盾真相中所扮演的角色。他/她喜欢诉诸做梦、探索、批判、忧虑、灾难化、想象和玩乐等手段,来充分发挥出动态影像的潜力——以此唤起对某段消逝过往的集体回忆,对当下被规训日常的批判性审视,以及对一个更自由未来的视觉想象。当然,这些创作灵感皆植根于边缘人的经历。

April Lin 林森 (b. 1996, Stockholm — they/them) is an autistic artist-filmmaker investigating image-making as a site for the construction, sustenance, and dissemination of co-existent yet conflicting truths. They dream & explore & critique & fret & catastrophize & imagine & play with the potentials that the moving image holds — for a collective remembering of forgotten pasts, for a critical examination of normalized presents, and for a visualizing of freer futures as, of course, imagined from the periphery.

导演阐述 Director Statement

这部电影讲述了两位主角之间的心灵沟通。他们在平行的维度上想象着彼此,每个人都在与对方的交流中,看到了超越自身感知的现实界限的可能性,并与对方相遇在同个幻想世界。借由这类和未知的接触,一个与我们当前现实惊人相似的世界——被西方资本主义世界的种族、性别和阶级结构所殖民,并以集体式的疏离和冷漠为特征——敞开了通往另一个地界的大门。

在这里,人们有更多潜在机会,去重新思考自我身份以及多种生命形态的共存。主体性从根本上发生不断变化,呈现出边界松动、相互溶合的特质。对雇佣劳动力的加速异化被抹除,人们日常生活的基石转向了万物的内在联结,和周遭世界的相逢则被谱写成深情的、冥想般的仪式。这些仪式不仅尊重纠缠复杂的关系网,也让每个人和他者得以走得更近。

The film follows an exchange of internal letters between two protagonists who imagine one another across parallel dimensions. Each communicating to an envisioned other, who exists as a possibility beyond their self-perceived boundaries of reality, these two beings meet in a shared world of imagination. In this reciprocal reach for the unknown, a world that bears an uncanny resemblance to our contemporary reality – colonised by Western capitalist constructs of race, gender and class, and characterised by a collective distance from Ta – opens a portal to another realm.

Here the potentialities of rethinking identity and the coexistence of life forms have long since been expanded. Subjecthood is recognised as fundamentally ever-changing, porous and codependent, and the accelerated rhythms of alienating wage labour are entirely absent. Daily routines stem from the interconnectedness of all beings, and encounters with the surrounding world are choreographed into affectionate, meditative rituals that not only honour these intricate bonds but also strengthen one’s affinity with Ta.

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