De Hai-Wen Hsu film 2018, 13min
The starting postulate is the distinction between consciousness and the body. Kinesiology enabled me to bring out the specific language of the body, and gave me the keys to answer my questions.
The body is inscribed in space and time. As a dancer, I am deeply conscious of a kind of doubling, wit the dimension of the body following that of consciousness, and I can feel the specific life of this body, as a subject.
With this film I want to find and interrogate this doubling, by diverting medical images from their initial use. Thanks to kinesiology, I can experience a different relation to the body, highlighting my own life.
The experience of making this work strikingly reveals the interiority of the body as an environment close to the sea. Water offers a vast range of expressions.
But the difficult part is finding the right distance to take into account the specific life of a body, my body, in its relation to my consciousness, exactly as Philippe Lejeune has shown for autobiography. Especially since the presence of the person appearing on the screen is no longer physical, but projected.
A big thank you to Gao Bo, to Doctor François Lapeyre and the team at Imagerie Paris Nord, Sarcelles, the kinesiologists Delphine Gallien, Ana Delaperrière, Jean-Luc Penet, and my friends in Taiwan.
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