Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris
22nd edition
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Chang Po-Yang

Competition #4

Online streaming the Friday 16 October at 22:54 (UTC+2)

Synopsis

This documentary chronicles a strike of a computer memory due to the human needs for images. The automatic generated images by a mac and Davinci Resolve reflects the reciprocal relationship between the value of human labor and the so-called professional equipment, as if the work could be done without human involvement, it really is bullshit jobs.

Note: David Graeber “Bullshit Jobs”

Country Taiwan
Year2020
Screening FormatDigital
Duration6'55
Biography

His artistic enlightenment originated from a children’s literary work about human system of digestion.During his process of reaching adulthood, he experienced the obsession with aesthetics of violence and pathological articles, and slowly transmuted to abstract and experimental art. During his technical high school stage, he pondered about whether there was one medium that could embrace everything he liked. He finally found an exit in film and video creativity, and began to drift among painting, short films and photography. Presently, he is planning to shoot “ FU ELSA” and “A Lost Poem about Society 2”, and also a series of self-portraits in painting.

Text from the selection committee

An immersion in the image post-production process (and its technical failure, hence the glitch in the title) reveals itself as a funny and striking critique of shitty jobs. A film that superimposes several layers of visual pleasure with a nice sound thickness and a quick and punchy irony.

Translation made by the translator www.DeepL.com/Translator

(G.M.)
Director's note

As a video artist who possesses only low-entry equipment, until 2020, it was my first time to use a so-called ‘’professional“ Apple computer with ‘’pro” video editing software Davinci Resolve for post-production and color correction, but the mac is an out-dated model, after I imported footage into Davinci Resolve, it couldn’t proceed all the rendering and calculation smoothly, plus other issues such as insufficient memory and weak hardware. Therefore Apple united Davinci Resolve created a film which was not produced by the director and proper editing process. And that is this documentary of ‘’screen“(screen recording), produced by AI that replaces human work and involved with computer strike.

 

It eliminates the manual laboring element of the human mind and body which control the computer for working process. For the first time, Davinci Resolve proceeds post-production work such as color correction, matching, transitions, cuttings not controlled by human consciousness, editing images consciously by its own will. Thus, it created a film directed and executed by an Apple computer and Davinci Resolve. It reflected the *bullshit jobs that can be done without human involvement, and indirectly pointed out the fact that the human needs for images is creating various bizarre and dumb shit stuff.

 

For a low-level creator of video art, the experience of being replaced by machines the first time he enters the field of so-called professional equipment is a failure. Whether it also projects the problem of equivalence or transcendence between the work values of different classes of human beings and those of different ‘professional’ computers. And is it true that those who cannot afford professional equipment are also unable to control it? This is a war between humans and computers.

Chang Po-Yang