紫藍色車卡

Hyacinthine Scar

2019

Single-channel video, 9 min 25 sec

《紫藍色車卡》 以錄像與圖像,文字和聲音濃縮我前往兄長於關島結婚的旅程中不能消化的情感,種種呈現與凝視,看與被看,婚禮攝影師重複的鏡頭,神父複述的誓言,各人(包括自己)不受控制地瞄準不同事物按下一次又一次快門,還有不斷走到島的不同角落看一面面零碎的西太平洋。關島是一個二百二十平方英里的美國島嶼,大概是香港面積的百分之二,擁有近四十個海灘。我所逗留的塔穆寧是關島的市中心,市中心充斥著不同的遊人,聽說是個著名的遊客樂園。在輕快的查莫洛音樂下,早上的人是咬著熱香餅上的夏威夷果仁,身穿比基尼或窄身遊水衣,露出蒼白泛黃,帶點曬傷的皮膚的,晚上的是拿著在購物拱廊裏搬出來的名店精品,駕駛著出租汽車往經典的美國餐廳用刀子介開厚烤牛肉。每天清晨坐在自助早餐的座位上看著不同種族的人拉著行李箱來來往往,每個服務員都有自身種族的腔音,這些角落都好像個只屬於過客的地方,夢幻又現實。

Hyacinthine Scar condenses the undigested emotions in me while traveling from Hong Kong to my brother’s wedding in Guam. Presences and gazes of all sorts, to look and to be looked at, repetitive camera work of the hired videographers, the vow that is rehearsed over and over again by the priest, all the uncontrollable clickings of the shutter from all the us (including myself), and the endless sightings of different sides of the fragmented Western Pacific... Guam is a 220 sqm island that belongs to the United States, about 2% of the size of Hong Kong, and with nearly 40 beaches. The several mornings I was there, I sat through my breakfast buffet watching people of different ethnicities pulling their suitcases in and out of the hotel, each speaking their own dialect. The many spots I visited appear as though they belong to the passersby. They are as real as they are dreamy.