關錦鵬電影《有時跳舞》，以島嶼的封閉性來寄寓世紀末風情。2000年，人類紀、物質性、非人(non-human)—— 還未成為顯學。但電影卻預示人類的醉生夢死，早已緊緊繫在物與技術的糾纏（entanglement)之中 。
“Boats, islands, human beings… Three inter-dependent elements, forming an unbreakable trilateral relationship.” – “The Island Tales”
Art film “The Island Tales” captured the close-ended nature of an island as a metaphor for the end of a century. In 2000, concepts such as “Anthropocene”, “non-human agency” and materiality had yet to become prominent academic terms, but the film predicted how easily our human lives fly by in a befuddled, hazy state, like a drunken dream.
During the days when tunnels, bridges and railways have yet to exist, kaitos weave between the shores of constellation-like islands and the New Territories. Transportation routes, designed to aggravate towards the city centre, limited the exchange between humans and objects to the dichotomy of urban and rural, stifling the openness of the ocean. Setting off from the seaside of the islands, kaitos and cable ferries that sailed towards entangled directions linked up the village with the village, as well as a village with towns. This interconnection allowed the islands to be inter-dependent without the need to rely on the city as an intermediary.
As an introduction to the study of kaito, our team began our study in Peng Chau, looking back at her connections with other islands, as well as the humans, events and objects it carried. Aside from the city, where else can the islands head towards?//
日期 Date:11月04日 上午10:00 – 11月26日 下午6:00 Nov 04, 10:00 AM – Nov 26, 6:00 PM
地點 Venue: 坪洲公立志仁學校 Chi Yan Old School, Peng Chau, Hong Kong
船到橋頭生活節2023 期間有少量紙本於 島民空間 Islanders Space 免費派發，隨緣樂助支持本會島嶼研究工作。
Limited hard copies will be distributed for free at Islanders Space during the Inter-island Festival 2023. Feel Free to offer help to support our work.