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The Kaleidoscopig Farm

Documentary IX
Next Stop

My life in the pig farm is not merely full of labor intensive works. I have also experienced some personal growth and transformation, along with the pigs. At each stage of their growth, my emotion and perception change with them. When pigs grow older (and gets bigger), they need to be moved to different rooms. This work, therefore, documents the 68 baby pigs delivered by myself and every time they move.

The document Next Stop includes the preparation work, the process to goad the baby pigs to the next room, and how we transport the grownup pigs to the pig market through trucks. It is a seven-month-and-an-half process. The background music –starting slowly and gradually becoming passionate – also captures my contradictory feeling, anticipating but yet reluctant to say goodbye.

Life is full of worries. Every stage of life has its worries. In most of the cases, the previous stage is actually the foundation of the following stage. Every stage is important because they influence each other. The life in the pig farm is the same. I want to make this documentary a recording of my self-examination – just like the waves hitting the shoreline, those pigging running toward their next stop, can we really maintain our best condition in this world overloaded with informaiton? Can we attune ourselves to be fit into our next stop at a firm pace?

萬花筒豬舍

紀錄片IX – 下一站

 養豬不僅僅只是身體的勞動工作,我也隨著豬隻們成群的每一階段成長與變化,我的思緒與心境都有所新陳代謝。豬隻每一次的成長,皆因身體外在的長大而改變居住環境,此作品紀錄著我親手接生出來的68隻小豬們,每一次成長換環境的過程。

 此紀錄片特寫了,每一站而所準備的前置作業佈局,到每一回邊帶邊趕小豬們前往下一站,到最後到成豬時趕上卡車賣出,整整7個半月這些過程中正面的鏡頭,並由緩慢鋪成到激昂的配樂帶出在這過程中,既不捨又期盼又興奮的錯綜複雜情緒。

 人生中,每一階段都有每一階段要煩惱的事情,很多時候,前一階段為後一階段的基礎,每一階段都很重要,環環相扣著,在豬舍養豬過程也是如此。此紀錄片藉由趕豬過程每一站的奔跑急速串接,如海浪一波波打上來的泡沫浪花狀,企圖的思考著在這訊息癱瘓瞬息萬變的世界,能否常保持著最佳狀態,微調自身每一階段的身體與態度來適應與扎實地走往每一個下一站世界。