TFFUK Ocean + Isle of Chair + GoldFish + Live Music & A Reading12A

TFFUK Ocean + Isle of Chair + GoldFish + Live Music & A Reading

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UK Premiere │KE Chin-Yuan │2016│Taiwan│59 min

Pre-Recorded intro from Ke Chin-Yuan

Ocean is an important observation and record of nearly 20 years of changes in the marine environment. This film continued to focus on actual situations of the marine environment and the way humans exploit marine resources. Ocean tries to provide a comprehensive representation of the various maritime features by documenting the creatures in the ocean, re-thinking people’s interaction with the ocean, and alerting the viewers to the ocean crisis.

About the Director— Ke Chin-Yuan

A selfless, forward-looking documentarian’s long and silent protest for Taiwan’s environment.

Isle of Chair

Ivyy Chen │2020│UK│6 min

On a secluded Island, a chair has fallen down.

It is an isle with many chairs and a giant. The giant is a chair repairer, who works day after day fixing chairs that are not up straight in their expected positions. However, one day, the isle is hit by a storm and the giant encounters a fallen chair that he finds difficult to repair.

If a fallen chair symbolises death, loss, damage and dysfunction, would you want to help the chair to stand again? If the chair can never stand in a way that you prefer, would you accept that? how would you face it?

KimHi (Goldfish)

Fish Wang │2018│Taiwan│17 min

A boy with a special talent discovers that he may never grow up. Those with power are devouring dreams so everyone else is destined to serve. Can he break the rules and free the people or will they still blindly follow?

Spoken words recited oceans from islanders around the world including the UK.

Live Music & A Reading by Nissa Nishikawa and Naima Karlsson

Nissa Nishikawa works with performance, poetry, sculpture and film. Her practice interprets traditional forms of dance, ritual and craft in ways that illuminate animistic and alchemical philosophies. Nishikawa often works in the open-air and studios equipped to house fire; interconnecting the layers of the arcane with the suprasensual, the living earth and various conscious inhabitants. Her first radio play,The Polyopia of Purple (with sonic landscape by Makoto Kawabata from Acid Mother’s Temple) was read live on NTS in Dalston (2012). She will be voicing her most recent text in company with music by Naima Karlsson for the Taiwan Film Festival UK.

Naima Karlsson is an artist and musician based in London. Her practice incorporates photography, drawing, text and music composition - led by interests in repetition, improvisation and the abstract relationships between language/image/symbol/sound. Her main instrument is the piano, in addition to organ, keyboard, synth and percussion.