《In Your Shoes》
香港/ 2023/ 30 分鐘/ 廣東話/ 中英文字幕
行為藝術家Florence與紀錄片導演梓桓是一對情侶，他們相約交換相識之前的傷痛記憶，並嘗試以自己的創作方式，重演對方的經歷 ── 他們是否真的能透過創作，走進對方的內心？
Hong Kong/ 2023/ 30 mins/ Cantonese/ Chinese & English subtitles
Performance artist Florence and documentary filmmaker Tze-woon are lovers. They propose to exchange each other’s distressing memories before they met and attempt to reenact each other’s experience with their own art form — Could they really walk closer towards each other through the process?
Florence LAM: Putting on his tattered shoes, even if it’s ill-fitting on me. I tried to feel the shape of his feet imprinted on the sole, but I can’t feel his body heat anymore. I rubbed to warm it up, to reenact that feeling after running. I lifted the shoes up easily, despite it looking big and heavy, until I found him squatting down supporting its weight with his hands. No matter how real the moment I re-perform his memory, I can never really replicate the danger he faced and the fear he endured at the time.
However, I seemed to understand something when I tried to learn his creative language. Holding the worn-out shoes that we were reluctant to throw away, we embrace them with care.
CHAN Tze-woon: “As a man, how would you ever understand the unique experience of a female body?” Indeed, body and sexuality are fundamentally incomprehensible, so is creative expression. Florence and I hold a completely different view towards the truth, could we walk into each other’s memory through our own creative media? Despite being sceptical, at least we stepped into each other’s shoes and tried to take one step forward.