• Lead Artist

    Hsin-Chien Huang

  • Taiwan 2021. 21min

  • Language

    English

Where to watch

6 to 17 October, 11AM to 9PM, in person at 26 Leake Street

6 to 17 October, virtually at The Expanse, available for free internationally

Taiwanese artist and filmmaker Hsin-Chien Huang has worked on some of the most exciting immersive projects over the last few years, often in collaboration with long-time creative partner Laurie Anderson (To the Moon, Chalkroom). Samsara explores the outer limits of time, space and the myriad forms of life. In a not-too-distant future, the Earth’s environment has been destroyed by humans, its final extinction the result of nuclear conflict. A few surviving species find a new home in space and re-engineer their bodies to evolve into a new spiritual form. The artist touches upon existential themes such as the fluidity of time, reincarnation and the energising power of people’s creative will. Let yourself be carried away in these dream-like existences and dive deep down into the astonishing potential of the human imagination.

Ulrich Schrauth

Age recommendation: 12+

  • Director

    Hsin-Chien Huang

  • Producer

    Saiau-Yue Tsau

  • Music

    Jason Binnick

  • Project Manager

    Chung-Hsien C

  • Programming

    With Sheng-Fang Hsu, Su Yang, Francesca Lo Russo, Chiao-Chieh LU, Dumile Dlamini

  • Presented By

    KAOHSIUNG FILM ARCHIVE VR FILM LAB and Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan Produced By Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan

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