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【ActionMedia SPECIAL TALK】FLEETING STRANGERS 90S DIRECTOR YUAN KERU NEW FILM 2017.521-7.22
Fleeting Strangers is actually from the novels I wrote in my spare time. They are all short films. After I was done I discovered that the states of the characters are actually pretty similar. They have some similarities. This similarity is, in the environment they are in, unavoidable. But they want to avoid it. So, what I thought at the time was, how can I present these four stories in the gallery, at the same time, too. So that the plot line can travel among these four screens, and portray a sense of completeness. In the end, it reveals what kind of space it actually is. Also, another thing I want to express is the fate of humans. When facing different kinds of predicaments and different endings, what they all do is struggle against it. Since I'm actually a super movie fan, my timeline is pretty straightforward. I might just go from home to the movie theater. I was actually quite influenced by people of the New Wave. By artists like Alain Resnais and movies by writers like Duras and Geliye. Because in those films, there are actually a lot of literary components. Actually, I have made this attempt in the past. A couple of years ago I also made a triptych like this in a gallery. It's a work I really like myself. So, my works since then tend to be narrative, and they are multi-screened works that discuss space and have plot lines. This is not because of my concepts, instead I just want more people to watch them. And after that, you might have reflections of yourself in the stories and the characters. That's the effect I want to achieve.
-上海狮語画廊 Leo Gallery Shanghai
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