MAR, 2019

UNDERTONE

VIDEO ART

6 MINUTES

PROJECTED VIDEO WITH STEREO SOUND

ON SCRIM FABRIC

Everything around us is made up of energy composed of vibrations, frequencies, and emotions. UNDERTONE connect the daily events of life through one's inner consciousness. The arrangement of the film is derived from the concept of ‘’Five Elements’’ emotional therapy of Chinese medicine, which points out that the sadness will be overtaken by joy; joy will be overtaken by fear; the fear will be overtaken by melancholy; melancholy will be overtaken by anger. They are portrayed as abstracted characters using various sounds, instruments and neutral, inverted colors to foster self-reflection and inspiration.

 

The viewer is meant to feel the same emotional investment that they would feel if they were watching a series of feature-length movies. One shot, one scene and one minute are designed to focus on the essence of the story; which usually takes two or three hours in an actual movie.

The videos order and its elements:

1.Society(Sadness) /Stay being controlled, stay being aware.

2.Love(Joy) /LOVE doesn’t sound like what we usually thought.

3.Socializing(Fear) /Would the right timing be the core of fears.

4.Conversation(melancholy) /The same game of life, the wrong response.

5.Memory(Anger) /The toilet is clean, but you are not.

 

We experience a complexity of emotional energy daily through outside forces. These forces trigger inherent emotions and subconsciously bring back memories. Undeniably, we are not always ready for these instances. However, we can only fully understand what we’re feeling when we try to step out of ourselves and find the root of the problem. In UNDERTONE, depicting five roles of mundane life and reversing the images into negative pictures to give the perspective of looking inward at reality from a spiritual dimension. In this world time can be redefined; each film is one minute, which could be the lifetime of the video’s subject.  The sounds in UNDERTONE represent the complexity of emotions through the synchronization with the frequency and position of each frame, providing clues to the mood of the videos.

 

UNDERTONE uses five videos, audio and the environment to guide the audience from one emotional energy to another: to see things inside out and our objective views from subjective emotions. It delivers the undertone of self-awareness both in our deep mind and outside world.

萬事萬物都是由不同震動頻率所組成的能量場,包括情緒也是。’’UNDERTONE’’透過自我內在的覺察(情緒)對於外在環境一切的日常(事件)去做連結,以中國醫學的五行情緒療法作為情緒樣本的參考,將其中的五種情緒能量(悲傷的、雀躍的、恐懼的、憂鬱的、憤怒的)用各種聲音、樂器的頻率重新以抽象方式呈現,各自搭配一個中性的畫面,用看電影的感覺描述五種角色的能量狀態和引發自我思考的啟示。

 

人們每天經歷著不同變化的情緒能量,那些看似來自外在的影響讓我們無意識的形成內在情緒,並主動連結到各種經驗與記憶去分類當下的好與壞。無奈的是我們都很容易在事件當下進入情緒,卻只能在離開情緒後才看清楚事情的樣貌。於是我透過回想情緒的感受,具體化每種抽象的情緒能量在現實生活的意象,並且嘗試用客觀的角度去純粹描述它,讓自己像是一個靈魂般去回到當下的時空,觀察、分析、領悟。

 

我從電影形式的架構中,將影像部分簡化到只剩一個鏡頭、一個事件以及一分鐘的時間去聚焦兩三小時才能講完的故事精髓,即是一個啟發或自省,它更像是一個狀態而不是故事。而將影像變成黑白畫面通常是為了使觀者更專注在故事本身而不會被顏色所隱含的情緒給影響,在‘’UNDERTONE‘’中,將黑白畫面再顛倒成負片畫面則有一種「透過熱感應眼鏡」或是「從靈魂世界的次元空間」去回顧當下的感覺,在這樣的負片世界裡,時間的感受比較能重新被定義,每支影片的一分鐘對我而言也是一段人生經驗的長度。聲音的部分,’’UNDERTONE’’透過在每個影像的聲音上定位頻率、響度、方向,代表著腦海中複雜的感受,提供觀者來自當下時空中主角心境的線索。

 

在live performance中,使用光感反應的電子振盪器,用electronic sound作為之餘影片聲音外的能量對白,鋪陳電影中聲音多元的元素。利用劇場使用的scrim將投影畫面與表演者融合在一起,隨著光與振盪器的接觸,會在scrim上顯示出表演者,再次傳達undertone的概念:表象與內在。另外,影片安排的順序也源自於中國醫學的五行情緒療法,悲傷為喜樂所蓋-喜樂為恐懼所蓋-恐懼為思慮所蓋-思慮為憤怒所蓋。’’UNDERTONE’’將五支影片用loop的方式引導觀眾從一個情緒能量轉移到另一個情緒能量,透過scrim從外在看到內在,透過聲音與影像從主觀看到客觀的情緒當下。

Video and audio post editing

影像、聲音後期製作 

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