去年九月，劉清華抵達台灣伴著她的是手提的五公斤的箱子。裡面的翻拍臺是十四天閉關創作的夥伴。Last September, Jess Lau arrived in Taipei with her 5kg tool-box, her only companion in a 14-day quarantine retreat. Together, they completed a new stop-motion animation piece.
誰需要童話、仙境？成年人。童話用美麗的外貌包裝著似謊話非謊話又不能盡言的現實碎片。五個作品，仙境是引入，內部內裡又一個世界。圖像解構，就是為了把外貌與內涵的勾連表達出來。Fairy tales are not just for children, nor are animation pictures. The works in this post seek to reveal appearances of fairy tale that hide the flip side of magic which could be horror.
36 works are in dialogue at The Ventriloquists 2021 to explore narrative concepts in articulating our thoughts and sentiments. The full list of works are presented below. 三十六個作品，共同探索陳述的觀念，各自發聲，理念情感成為交流談話的起點。
「據點。句點」成員劉清華與動畫藝術家老師的近距互動，是一生的創作態度的啟發。FPC member Jess Lau’s close encounter with animation professor Tamas Waliczky induces life-long commitment to the question of what it means to be an artist.
An assembly line of human figures grinding human figures for food, dolls feed dolls, doll eats dolls. Ironing, flattering, being dressed, being cut up, being tamed… Beyond Svankmajer’s dramatization of carnivorous acts, Steven Tsang sees the politics of nonsense, which the animator structured against the paradigm of human civilization. The animator wants us to see differently, and asks a different sort of questions in following a narrative unique to his use of stop-motion animation. 看到喂小娃娃的大娃娃就知道是女的，看到舞動的水手裝就自動知道是男的。再看下去，人吃人，有血有肉的黑貓時不時推倒積木，一面是歷史砌圖，另一面是迷宮的路線…最終，它被鎖在籠裏動彈不得。屋子裡一個「人」也沒有，卻充滿了人類的活動。物件長年累月吸收了人類強加它們身上的「用途」、「價值」，也穿背著人類的規範，像鬼魅的模仿著我們的「正常」活動。曾俊良看到歷史、文明、性別的社會結構。能看到，因為看穿了動畫大師史文梅耶以物件為本的獨特敘事結構和跨媒想像。
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？
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》。
Four works on a monitor… collage, montage, still and moving. Restless assertions. Inquisitive hypothesis… 動動象。打開動畫。自言自語。若有所失。
黎偉亮 寫《原格破裂 – 動畫的互媒實驗綜覽》研究計劃夏季放映會《第三眼－相原信洋作品選》。FP writer Wai-leung Lai appreciates Nobuhiro Aihara’s unconventional take on histories, memories and realities.
The world is waiting to be animated.