Táifēng and the Motorway Saint

Táifēng and the Motorway Saint

color, stereo, 62 min
Táifēng and the Motorway Saint reveals chance-led interactions with people and places across three Taiwanese cities - Taipei, Kaohsiung and Tainan.
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Táifēng and the Motorway Saint reveals chance-led interactions with people and places across three Taiwanese cities - Taipei, Kaohsiung and Tainan.

Amidst the perpetual flow of city life, stationary long-take shots allow everyday micro-narratives to play out, offering time to discover and contemplate the layers of detail within each scene. Local voices, recorded whilst directly viewing Lyken's footage, provide a spontaneous, voice-over commentary. 

The work seeks out and dwells upon often unregarded details of place, layering observational footage, local voices, musical improvisation, and field recordings to build a visually rich meditation on texture - both random and ordered - of contemporary Taiwanese life.

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