Flight and Frame

Johan CHANG

Taiwan〡2021〡Exp〡B&W〡10 min〡Japanese
✧2022 Women Make Waves International Film Festival
✧2022 EXiS—Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, Korea.

An 8mm & 16mm film experiment made during the year of Covid-19 around the time I moved back to Taiwan from Japan. I shot 8mm footage during the state of emergency in Japan and just after moving back to Taiwan. I then spent several months cutting and pasting each 8mm frame onto 16mm film. Sometimes the daily fragments were too sentimental, but the film gave me shelter.

Director

Johan CHANG

Johan Chang (b. 1990. Tainan, Taiwan) has been working in documentary film festivals/organizations and producing documentaries for many years. She started to make her personal projects in 2019 at Image Forum’s courses in Tokyo, Japan. Her work explores the expression of moving images to address memory, image-making, hand-made process, and diary films. She is also a member of ReaRflex (Taiwan) and Ground Rebel/Level Cinema (Japan).

11.06 ㊐ 15:20〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡 Q&A session with the Director
11.09 ㊂ 13:00〡台南新光影城 4 廳
同場放映:《迷藏》《姊姊》《神以外靈以內 — 行書帖》《水中的女孩》
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本年度為少數以膠捲完成之南方影展入圍作品,實屬難得。創作者以輕巧並隱含著幽默節奏的日文口述對白,帶領觀眾讀取「手工逐格切分實體膠捲,沖印並自主生產影像」的一年份日記。同時,也對觀者展示了一場對電影機制、時間感知的擴延創造。

In Taiwan, the community and resources for making experimental films with “film” itself are not so common. To complete the whole filmmaking process itself becomes challenging. During the year I came back to Taiwan from Japan, some sentimental memories continued but I also struggled with the realities. I decided to make a hand-made film from a single frame and show the diary films in another way. The space and time were settled. The error signals and the interspace between 8mm and 16mm films were the symbol of the gap and moments I would like to share.

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