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DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
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Wu Tzu-An
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
09'01''
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
09'01''
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
09'01''
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
09'01''
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
09'01''
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
09'01''
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
09'01''
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
09'01''
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
09'01''
DISEASE OF MANIFESTATION
2011
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This work is an argument initiated with Wendy Brown’s article Resisting Left Melancholy. She applied Walter Benjamin’s notion of “Left Melancholia” to see the political thoughts and the norms in the left-wing movement/ theory traditions as the notion of melancholia. There is the thingness of the thoughts that can see as the lost object. Extends this idea, the thingness of thoughts, come from one’s personal or collective memories could become the pathological fixation.

The passionate political manifestos or the small scale manifestos/ manifestations in our everyday lives, can be consider as the compulsory desire to maintain, to repeat, and to reproduce the manifestos, aiming to achieve an unachievable substance. Melancholia in the Freudian context is defined as the subject tries to maintain the lost object even more then the subject itself, and this causes the notion of disorder. The act of manifestation is to rupture with the present world and the compulsion to change it. Here comes the paradox between outward-looking and inward-looking perspectives of the notion of revolution, which is the initiation of this project, manifestations as the infectious psychosis.

This work was composed in a pseudo-automatic writing manner, collaged with the fragments of various forms and contents, of images and words. I trim them with juxtaposition, bad translation, and misreading the different visual, audio or textual references in a machinery speaking… forming the work with heterogeneous qualities with in. The work builds itself towards the anarchistic conditions of the inner scenes, can also be seem as a wrong-manifesto.

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Tzu-An Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan 1985, and now bases in New York. He tends to develop the personal vision on the world through filmmaking. The topics he's currently interested in and inspired by are the relation between social narratives, the ...
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