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Category: Seriously Speaking 大聲發表

心裡無雲,都總可以推理治情,開拓感知。水中有明鏡,明鏡在心中。又或者,有些事情你總是咬著不放。You deserve to be heard. Features, expository and argumentative pieces, in-depth commentary and research-based writing… … Our mind takes forms — thought paths, a statue, a floating object, a system of tales, …

Linda Lai / A-Chang the HK kid: Interpolating Education, Interpellating the Child 北方有三毛,南方有細路:1950 港產《細路祥》策問教育,召喚小孩

Linda Lai / A-Chang the HK kid: Interpolating Education, Interpellating the Child 北方有三毛,南方有細路:1950 港產《細路祥》策問教育,召喚小孩

In a series of 3 articles, Linda Lai shares her field notes in film studies from a Cultural Studies perspective. The first discusses the kid A-Chang (1950), a HK counter-part of Shanghai’s Three Hairs 1940s. 有關香港「細路祥」三篇連載的第一篇,黎肖嫻潛進環繞苦難中的孩子的沈甸甸而充滿矛盾的論述。

Vanessa Tsai / 也說說寫寫我的少小時候  Loose thoughts on my childhood days, all those years…

Vanessa Tsai / 也說說寫寫我的少小時候 Loose thoughts on my childhood days, all those years…

一個小時的飛航時間,把香港和台灣分隔成兩個歷史溯源和軌跡有交疊卻體驗不一樣的生活世界。又或者,貌不似而神似?身為小學老師的「據點」海外作者蔡季妙用今天的視野去「重訪」小時候的自己,不期然想起了教科書。Primary school teacher Vanessa Tsai, FP overseas contributor, revisits her young self through the lens of contemporary society: her primary school textbooks and experiences weigh on her massively. How is Hong Kong and Taiwan linked to and set off from one another other than the 1-hour flight that sets them apart?

Linda Lai / Ocular Oracular: Tentacular thinking & the horses that stroll on the digital flatland 觸角思維:在數碼平地上隨走的馬

Linda Lai / Ocular Oracular: Tentacular thinking & the horses that stroll on the digital flatland 觸角思維:在數碼平地上隨走的馬

The result of the first batch of video essay submissions: Diversity & variety Different speaking positions Empirical sources and geographic/regional variance From the smallest to the grandest   // ocular: about vision (seeing) // oracular: prophetic, speaking of the future; delivering opinions in cryptic phrases   // 甲骨文是漢字的書體名稱,是若三千四百多年前商朝的人刻在龜甲和獸骨上的文字。已收集的甲骨文單字有四千多個,其中一千多字可以釋讀。但是有許多字的筆畫和偏旁尚未完全定型。這就為這期錄像文章取名為《聲影甲骨文》的取向,強調「甲骨文」的引伸義 (由字的「本義」或「基本義」向相近相似的意義推演延伸至產生的新意義)– 於我們來說,就是繼續從未完全定型的聲、影物理素材和可擴展的論述定義向外、向周邊創造新作業。   What is artistic creativity? What kind […]

Sam Chan / 從《三毛流浪記》#10 讀到變天的時刻 The denouement of Three Hairs’ Wanderings: anticipating a new habitat

Sam Chan / 從《三毛流浪記》#10 讀到變天的時刻 The denouement of Three Hairs’ Wanderings: anticipating a new habitat

2020年5月,陳顯宗從黎肖嫻手裡拿走了共10冊,於1974-76改編並重發的 1947-49年上海《大公報》連載的《三毛流浪記》的最後一集。時值文革尾聲。為何此時重新整理流浪記?有何逼切性?是「創傷性黑暗時代後價值觀」的重新建立?重新尋找容身之地的時代? Reading the final of the 10 volumes 1976 adaptation of the wanderings of Three Hairs of 1930s-40s, Sam Chan asks if the denouement of the series is also a form of closure to the Cultural Revolution, in search of the ethos and pathos for China’s own post-trauma reconstruction.

Linda Lai / 我從摩羅上街地攤找到10 冊的《三毛流浪記》連環畫 I picked up The Wanderings of Three Hairs the Waif on Upper Lascar Row

Linda Lai / 我從摩羅上街地攤找到10 冊的《三毛流浪記》連環畫 I picked up The Wanderings of Three Hairs the Waif on Upper Lascar Row

The first of a series of articles on children, comic characters, movies and so on, to explore how the “child” is often the subject and object of interpellation to augment instrumental reasons in population management. Linda Lai started with her research notes on Sanmao (Three Hairs), a kid, a comics character created for adults, who has been “resurrected” constantly since his “birth” in 1930s in Shanghai. 以孩子論說苦難,召喚善心的行動,是人口或國民管理常用的工具理性,也是進步思想的倡議的濃縮再現。其實孩子們都是怎樣長大的?我們都曾是孩子。我們是怎樣活過來的?

Linda Lai / Video Essays as a Minor Literature 《平地數碼》。平地素馬,塵埃落定透微言。

Linda Lai / Video Essays as a Minor Literature 《平地數碼》。平地素馬,塵埃落定透微言。

Minority or majority is not about numbers. Majority practices could often be the conventions set by the minority few whereas what is broadly held may not be represented as “majority” positions. Being in the minority is not being weak. A “minor literature,” to Deleuze, is a strategic position whereby “de-territorialization” begins. 多數或少數與數量無關;多數人奉行的操作可以是少數人所決定的,而大部分人視以為閒常的,未必為主導主流所涵蓋以至突顯。特勒茲論述中的「少數文學」是個可用的據點,是語言表述活動的「反山頭主義式佔領」的開始。

Linda Lai / From “Essay Film” to  “Video Essay” 2: an expanded history of presentational immediacy and causal efficacy 從「散文電影」到「錄像文章」二:表達的即時性與因果功效的追求

Linda Lai / From “Essay Film” to “Video Essay” 2: an expanded history of presentational immediacy and causal efficacy 從「散文電影」到「錄像文章」二:表達的即時性與因果功效的追求

The video essay is an expanding category, from the “film essay” named in the 1960s, generally considered non-fiction, to possible renewal of late 19th-C traveling lecture events which embraces pedagogic as much as fun purposes. Video essay is a form of “direct action” for the here and now, a critical response to the crisis of moving image as mnemontechnics (memory machines) that undermines our agency. 據點的《平地數碼》(2020年11月只2021年6月)志在翻開「散文電影」的系譜溯源,通過延伸的想像,擴大今時今日「錄像文章」的可用性以至成為如何活在當下的據點,對知識的守護和創造採取直接行動。請留意11月5日錄像文章比賽的正式發佈。

Linda Lai / From “Essay Film” to “Video Essay” 1 : Challenging classifications 從「散文電影」到「錄像文章」。破格,融合。

Linda Lai / From “Essay Film” to “Video Essay” 1 : Challenging classifications 從「散文電影」到「錄像文章」。破格,融合。

Invoking the term “video essay,” Floating Projects advances into a new experiment – to generate a new virtual community through sharing thoughts and sentiments as short videos, a tactical move in our milieu of media convergence. The video essay competition is an experimental action about naming and renaming, and how to survive contemporary society in which personal articulation is more often shut off and short-circuited than encouraged, wherever we are.

Yuk HUI / 許煜悼格雷伯:如果你不相信烏托邦,你一定是傻瓜 Mourning David Graeber: if you do not believe in utopia, you must be an idiot

Yuk HUI / 許煜悼格雷伯:如果你不相信烏托邦,你一定是傻瓜 Mourning David Graeber: if you do not believe in utopia, you must be an idiot

2020年9月2日,年僅59歲的著名理論家、人類學家、無政府主義者、社會活動家大衛·格雷伯(David Graeber)在威尼斯逝世。跟格雷伯交往多年的許煜博士為格雷伯寫悼念文,記述他「我們是99%」的信念而生的寫作和社會運動。Activist-anarchist anthropologist David Graeber died on 2 September 2020. Dr. Yuk Hui, an acquaintance with Graeber and collaborator, remembers the latter’s impact on him.

Michael Leung / 農業與全球瘟疫:如何在動蕩中找到團結?(ON LAND #10 Chinese version)

Michael Leung / 農業與全球瘟疫:如何在動蕩中找到團結?(ON LAND #10 Chinese version)

農耕與大流行。這個暑假會是實踐雙重權力戰略的良機?Agriculture and pandemics: from indeterminacy to solidarity — Would this summer be a ripe time to implement a dual power strategy? ON-LAND #10 in Chinese translation.

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