SINGLE COPY

Director:

Hsu Che-Yu

21'

2019

Taiwan

Filmed by Taipei-based contemporary artist Hsu Che-Yu, Single Copy contemplates the relationship between the body, memory and doubling from the perspective of the surviving brother.

"Through experimental biopic, artist Hsu Che-Yu recreates (literally, through fibreglass cast and 3D scanning) the life story of one of the first conjoined twins to be separated in then-occupied Taiwan. As the softly-spoken, now adult Chang recalls anecdotes of his deceased brother and details about their televised surgery, the psychology of sharing an identity and part-ownership of memory becomes metaphor: unpicking a lived simulacrum and probing the concession of selfhood to unity and expectation."
— Jenna Roberts

Showing in:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Heaven Knows What

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