Transmigration《神遊》

According to an old grandmother’s tale, the soul of a person wanders out of her body when she is asleep. Here, I try to imagine the soul of an old lady playing around, despite her being serious during her waking life.

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Original format: SVHS and DV 720 x 576
Final output format: HD Digital Video 1920 x 1080
Edition: 5
Length: 9 mins
Sound: Stereo
Year: 1998 -2013

內容介紹 :

游呀游呀遊,是真的睡著了還只是一場前戲?是靈魂跑了出來還是自己乘機放縱一下?日間正正經經的中年婦人,晚上到處神遊,倒也快活非常.影像之外,有七位對”神遊”有所體驗的人仕分享對”神遊”這個老掉牙傳說的親身經歷.遊子洪強在英國電視台工作時,趁有空重新演繹的早期作品.一切以”概念”先行於影像,整個製作過程也像神遊般穿插在不同的時間(1996-1998),地點(倫敦,英倫遠郊及西灣河)及互不相識的人物中.

導演的話:

我很渴望能夠為每天都很辛勞工作的媽媽提供一個自由自在的空間遊玩。在現實中我未有能力做到,只可能以一個夢境的想像空間化為她提供快樂。始於三年前的首批作品,主要是以[概念]先行於影像活動,奈何技法實在幼嫩,未見成熟,故心感可惜,故兩年後決再把這作品重新演繹一次後期製作真的有如神遊般:深夜留電視台製作室;長途遙控錄音訪問;公私混合混音錄放,也是放洋日子的暖暖回憶.

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Introduction:

Wandering around —- is it a dream, or a play? Has the soul escaped from the body, or is it in an indulgent self-liberation routine? HUNG Keung’s mum leading a decent and proper life in the daytime ventures out at night, feeling free and great. Sound recordings of interviews made with seven other have-been wanderers account their sensations in such experiences. Wanderer director HUNG Keung took the opportunity of working in England for a TV station to rearrange his earlier works. With his primary interest being in concept projection, the whole production itself journeys through time (1996-1998), place (London, suburban in England, Sai Wan Ho in Hong Kong) and among strangers.

Director’s Note :

I really want to provide a free space for my mum, allowing her to be able to escape from her heavy workload in the reality. I was not able to offer her a fee space in the reality , but I could create a virtual space through another ways of experience. I feel more excited that I can rearrange my orginal concept into a combination of old footage and new practical technique The process of making this work actually feels like a thief at night, the feeling is exactly like the scene of my work – transmigration.

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