Lin Ban-Xian, a Taoist master from the
Chinese mainland, settled in southern Taiwan during China’s last dynasty. His last
words deceived the locals into burying his dead body upside down at the
intersection of two roads. This is said to have activated the Scissors Curse
which harms locals while blessing immigrants. Today, a bronze statue of Chiang
Kai-Shek stands upon the Pivot Point, echoing on the individual level beyond
The tale is developed into CGI with figures
and props referencing existing images.
The digital Lin and Chiang, both
self-portraitised, breathe my voice which mimics their languages and tones. A curse that was activated twice? Being
politically consumed is where the tale seems destined to. The never-blinking
staredowns from the characters manifest both the incompetence and the refusal against ideological
representation and projection.