Zong Jhan Li
The Pivot Point
According to folklore, the intersection of two roads in the town of Linyuan in southern Taiwan is the Pivot Point of a Scissors Curse. The curse was activated by a Taoist master, Lin Ban-Xian, with his dead body buried upside down at the intersection. Two centuries afterward, a statue of Chiang Kai-Shek was placed upon the Pivot Point as a guard. The unphotographed, unrecorded story has been passed down by means of image-based practices. The circulation of the vernacular images inspired me to develop them into a 3D simulation. Both the CGI characters are derivatives of Lin Ban-Xian and Chiang Kai-Shek based on found images. They were modified from a 3D avatar of me and animated by my parroting voice.
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