(Photo: Cheung Chi Wai)

It tastes like you

Dance Video 

Creation 2016

Duration: 7 mins

It tastes like you 嘗試探索煮食,味覺,回憶與人的關係,展示人在日常生活當中每個牽動記憶的時刻,以及那無法避免的"孤獨感"。每次進食的經歷或多或少都跟過去的經驗重疊或交錯,無論是熟悉或陌生的味道,總是直接而強烈地給予你感官上的刺激,打開回溯記憶的通道,再次經歷與那個味道相連的時刻,記憶又再次在一瞬間確切地存活了一遍,以及記憶中的人。而煮食就是創造味覺體驗的過程。

 

  作品透過具體廚房的環境和肢體語言去展示這個猶如祭祀般創造,分解,轉化的儀式和個人情感的連結。影像中不斷重覆轉換的前後視點都在強調這種連結的真實性和空間,發展出日常想像以外的歧義,突顯人在獨處時的狀態,既是在回溯過往,同時亦在創造即將被吃掉的東西。

 

  影像中以單調重覆的聲音作骨幹去引導觀眾設想某種在廚房中的節奏和行為,建立在故事情節以外的敘事性,逐漸透露出具體的聲音與想像的脫勾,並失去其內容的過程。

 

  在一個人的廚房裡,藏著多少生活的記憶。哭,療傷,分享,發洩,清洗,回憶,埋怨,思考。每一次的煮食過程都在創造;每一刀都在切碎具體的食物和一切無法觸及的記憶。一息間湧現,又在一息間被剁碎隱沒。然後吞食。週而復始。母親的康乃馨與少女的櫻桃都在這個空間衰老消逝,她們或許擁有廚房,卻沒有擁有離開的出口。

It tastes like you tried to explore the abstract relationship between cooking, taste, memories and emotions, revealing the moments when memories are recalled in daily routines and the inevitable solitude.

 

The work emphasizes the ritual nature of cooking, with the body gestures, specific living room space, the repetition, the concentration and the state of body. All of these reveal the connection with the body and the inner space of the mind during the cooking process and how this connection further provoked humans imagination and recalled memories.

 

Monotone is used throughout the piece to guide the audience to visualize the action, but later on when the sound is totally mismatched with the actual action, it loses its meaning while allowing bigger rooms of imagination.   


Kitchen, at the end, is the place where we weep, choose, heal, recover, age, think, cleanse, create food, sometimes kill. Women spend so much of their lives in this space, and it deserves to be looked at, closely. To hear, to witness and to feel through the image to the corner of their heart.

Touring Schedule

Perth Dance Festival - Screendance Award 2017

Scotland, UK

2017.7

Festival of Recorded Movement 2017

Canada

2017.6

Audience's Choice Award, Hong Kong

2016.8

(Experimental), Taiwan

2016.11

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導演及概念 Director & Concept:

李偉能 Joseph Lee


攝影 Cinematographer:

李偉盛 Shing Lee

李昊 Steve Li


演出 Performers:

陳曉玲 Gabbie Chan

趙靖雯 Tiffani Chiu

黃杜茹 Sabrina Wong

伍美宜 Emily Ng

李嘉雯Carmen Li


剪接 Editing:

李偉能 Joseph Lee

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