2006-05-01

關於「向左走影像工作隊」

「向左走影像工作隊」出生於2003年,目前拍過《台北幾米》、《嘜相害》,嘗試以意識偏左的紀錄片、劇情片為其拍片之職志。性別到目前為止,中性偏女,蓋因其成員陰盛陽衰,女性基因多於男性,所以在性別欄上若要二擇一的話,應填女性較為符合。「向左走影像工作隊」應該是一個人,其成員則為其細胞,要拍片時細胞便聚集過來,組成一個人形,任務分組,有人當頭殼,有人當手,有人當腳,有人當心臟……,這任務分工不是固定的,細胞成員也不是固定的,在共同的理念之下,來來去去。

其實,平常「向左走影像工作隊」是沒有具像存在的,只有在一個片子要拍時,她才成為一容器,讓有心一起參與的人,進進出出,所以,她也是一個幽靈。幽靈是自由的,但幽靈有力氣才是更重要的。

Established in 2003, the “Left Motion Filmmakers Collective” has so far made two films: “Taipei, Looking Up” and “Street Survivor”. The group sets forth to make documentary and feature films with a leftist perspective.

This filmmaker’s collective should be seen as one person, and its members as body parts of the person. To make a film, the body parts gather, forming a human body, and divide the labor. Some becomes the head, others the hands; while some function as the feet and others as the heart. The assignment of tasks is not fixed, and members of the group are not definite. Members come and go, only under a collective belief. Such a “collective” does not even have a physical existence; it becomes of vessel of filmmaking only when there are films to make, to let those who share the same heart join or leave the vessel. It is, hence, a ghost or a spirit. A spirit is free; more importantly, a spirit should have the strength.