Hai-Wen Hsu (TW)
Film -

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.

Hai-Wen Hsu
Hai-Wen Hsu Taiwan
Promotion Michelangelo Antonioni

A graduate of the Taiwan National University of the Arts in Taipei, majoring in Dance, I took the EX.E.R.CE training at the CNN in Montpellier, under the direction of Mathilde Monnier.
Since 2011 I have been working as a dancer on projects combining dance, theatre and visual arts, with partners from different cultures, interrogating their encounters and interactions.
That is what sustains my choreographic work around the porosity of the body in its environment, using technical and theatrical techniques to capture the tiny, imperceptible movements made by the public during performances.

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains