You are twenty-two, or you could be 24, 30 or just 16. Emotions often escape words, but writing the act preserves that moment of struggling to give sentiments an outfit. Keep writing: let realities come through the cracks of grammatical and syntactic fabrics. 確定是22歲，或許24， 30；16歲可以嗎？情緒和感覺往往挑戰文字的限度；裹不住，盛載又不完全。只有「寫」，作為行動，以「演」為述。抓著那個時刻，殘酷的現實或許找到那片刻的機會破裂縫而迅出。
Caroline Leaf’s The Street shows montage at work by abolishing the shot-to-shot editing system of continuity. Guido Manuli’s Use Instructions is a series of synecdoche through which we are dragged down to hell to the final destruction of Earth. Both animation pictures play with the 3-act structure dramatic conventions. Two narrative pictograms augment what is just beneath the surface of pleasing imaging. 動畫的敘事法花枝招展，起承轉合是借用觀眾熟識的架構安置觀眾，看真是掩眼法。《街道》以水彩的流動取締了傳統分鏡的敘事法，鏡頭接合的文法銷毀，蒙太奇的效果卻豐盈漲滿，記憶的行動成了一場戲。《用家指南》的舉寓令人捧腹大笑，狂笑後往未來看，是希望的滅絕，地球成了渣滓糞便，是誰開始的超級玩笑？
Narrative pictograms’ view on two kinds of time and space — the brothel as chronotope, timeless space (Flowers of Shanghai), and nested realities in the virtual worlds of the mind as dreamwork (Inception) — presented at Ventriloquists…Thinking Narratively, 4-19 July 2020. 如果敘事法的性質是時空的呈現以至再組織，進而擴展我們對存在的認知，那麼敘述圖形是另一種實驗性的創作，就是動用跨媒的資源去尋找語言或純影音未能盡興的展陳。《潛行凶間》和《海上花》是兩個截然不同的時空構圖；前者踏進夢的潛意識的禁地，化之為慾望的戲劇舞台，後者則專注現象學的濃密經營，時間一點一滴，一舉手一投足，吃喝閒話家常，紛陳世事，時間停留在這裡、此刻，摺疊勾連，並不向前。
Prolonged and internalized trauma yields internal power, not so much hidden as unnameable emotions, but exteriorized as solidarity, against evacuation in the name of progress, and transcending national boundaries… Hong Kong, France. Wang Chau, Notre-Dame-des-Landes.
The pictogram method was applied to the reading and reconstructing of various commercial heats, including the pre-Disney 1933 animation classic on Snow White and Pandora’s Box featuring Stephen Chow, resulting in various works, three of them shown at the exhibition The Ventriloquists…Thinking Narratively (4-19 July 2020) at Floating Projects. 《腹語系：微敘思考》展場中，有三個圖形轉化的作品，選擇了兩個商業收益叫好的作品 — 迪士尼《白雪公主》面世前，費里沙創作的黑白動畫，還有周星馳的《西遊記之月光寶盒》。
More pictograms representing two experimental films by Zbigniew Rybczynski, New Book (1975) and Tango (1981), by 3 artists at the show Ventriloquists…Thinking Narratively (4-19 July 2020). A stretched vocabulary of narrativity. Multi-linearity, simultaneity, superimposition, convergence of trajectories, generative loops. 更多的圖形敘事解構，伸展了的敘事語彙。多向多線發展。共時性。重疊。弧度的結點、匯合。衍生式的循環。張開現實的奧秘。
Like Calvino’s The Invisible Cities, Oulipo founder Raymond Queneau’s Exercices de style (Exercises in Style) is another example of generative literature transmediated as pictograms. Artist Madeleine Chan takes up 5 episodes of the work. After a generative principle, she produces 5 iterative views of the same event as pictograms, stretching Queneau’s textual play in written words.
A pictogram is a form of knowledge; a pictogram that reconstructs another existing work is the stretching of the epistemological potential of a work. In the pictogram exercises presented at “The Ventriloquists … Thinking Narratively,” the reading and re-reading of Calvino’s The Invisible Cities combines the methods of music scoring, cartography, story-boarding and chronology-making, each with its own conceptual emphasis in presenting pictures of realities. Here, one pictogram offers glimpse of these concepts. 解構式的圖形是知識的具體表現；重塑已存在的作品的圖形是對現有作品的知識能量的擴展，同時也是對班雅明的「作者作為生產者」的想法的一種回應，關注個別的作如何站立於一個時代的技術生產當中。這裡以一個創作為例。
Two artists read YU Hua’s novella World List Mists (1988) and translate it analytically and structurally into a pictogram form to augment textures of sentiments and narrative integrity, maximizing a fatal body of cybernetics through methods of scoring, cartography, chronology and storyboarding. 兩個圖像作品，兩個創作者對余華的《世事如煙》的轉化閱讀，呈現敘事性如何把哀愁、絕望化為結構，點對點的連線，網絡的展現，把個人的「命運」背後的人為操控層層展露。
Three works interpret American avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon, each visualizing a unique aspect of the film. 三個圖像，結構細節形骸有別，都是對準美國前衛名作《午間的網陣》，剖開不同層面的內部物質真相。