This short film was inspired by the ideals, arguments and voices from Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto.” As a woman of color myself, I grew up influenced by the western values as well as oppression towards my race, nationality, gender etc. I want to create a science-fiction dialogue for this cyborg to retract to her memories – when she was still a human. I wanted to portray her internal thoughts, concerns and questions on the world today when most of us have already followed the new trend, completed our transitions into cyborgs and lived on another planet. This journey examines who she is now, superior or inferior than humans? This process akin to a phoenix rising from the ashes; one has to burn to birth a new life.
Also inspired by Chris Marker’s LA JATÉE, the video uses docu-style photos and realistic footage of today’s world, depicting what it’s like if Cyborg picked up a camera – what will it capture?
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A cinematic installation, four-channel projection, site-specific, projection on the walls inside "Little Chapel of Silence."
A cover by Andrew Liu and Kaiti Liu: Love on the Brain