LIN Shih-Chieh

Taiwan〡2022〡Exp〡Color〡24 min〡No Dialogue

A snooze alarm clock cannot wake a sleepy person. The bell of the alarm clock hence becomes a hypnotic trigger. Such an ordinary sound is redefined in our drowsy moments, and we are also liberated from the sounds that condition our lives—queue management systems, electric scooters, air raid drills, and public demonstrations. These sounds are released from the soft soil of our consciousness and grow into a new scene. And we sail with those who cannot be awakened on a boat drifting off course into a new realm projected by frequency.

This is a film you can watch with your eyes closed.


LIN Shih-Chieh

LIN Shih Chieh (Sanmu) is a filmmaker and audiovisual artist based in Taipei. He graduated with an MFA in Film and Video from California Institute of the Arts. He takes image and sound as a vehicle of augmented memory, mingling reality with phantom space, dreams and consciousness in general, to project a parallel landscape of realities based on the collective consciousness of human beings.

05.10 ㊃ 10:10〡聯合大學
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Through different forms and contexts, sounds in our daily lives can turn into imperatives that make us yield to them involuntarily. Whether or not we consciously receive these vibration frequencies, we have become the objects of these imperatives. Back in 2018, due to an injury that required surgery, I had to visit the neurosurgical department of a hospital regularly. A few months after the surgery, I was recovering well and getting back on track with my life. It’s not until one day, when I heard the same calling system while I was waiting in line in the restaurant, all the memories of the hospital days came back to me. It turned out that the same queue management system was used across Taiwan. For me, the sounds of all queue management systems link to the hospital, and I seemed to have discovered a mysterious clue.

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