Sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture.
Three years ago, I've experienced much personal transformation through dance and meeting my true self. Surreal, watery and soft, the HEART series is inspired by this positive experience. It internalizes my research in psychology and neurology to create intuitive and psychologically stirring images. They are structured loosely on my internal raw energy cultivated by dance, reflecting the exuberance and vitality of living. These mesmerizing and intoxicating visuals refer to an internal garden of fertile and spiritual thoughts. The dancers are portrayed as monumental statues exuding strength and femininity, advancing the medium to a newly theatrical and immersive experience. I chose to collaborate with these three dancers based on their innate energies - vibrant, expressive and sensual. During the filming process, they responded to my metaphoric inquiries as their embodied soulful animals, creating an intense energy field filled with significance questions of spirituality and life. HEART retains this intensive energy.
Variations of HEART have been shown in international festivals such as Paralelo Festival de Danca, Experimental Film Virginia Festival, GUIAR screendance International Festival, Europa Film Festival and El Festival Internacional de Cine con Medios Alternativos (FICMA). In 2019, It won the AFIAS Moving Image Award, Spain.