The Story of Hoping Island

The Story of Hoping Island

The Story of Hoping Island

許家維HSU Chia Wei
2008
  • Taiwan
13min
Colour
  • Video

Synopsis

During the Japanese occupation of Taiwan, the shipyard on Hoping Island was the important base to support Japan’s southward expansion. THE STORY OF HOPING ISLAND juxtaposes the shipyard scene, a grandmother’s voiceover, electronic music, and a carved pattern. Through the composition and cinematography, the images of the shipyard and the grandmother, and dual channels enable their stories to interact. Between the weightless image and the real space, the work creates a layer of illusion and reality, which confuses the relationship between the dream presented on video and reality.

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