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神秘列車
MYSTERY TRAIN

導演:吳德淳、紙雕藝術家:成若涵
Director: De-Chuen Wu
Papercraft artist: Jo-Han Cheng

這件作品以甘耀明的小說《神秘列車》為靈感,描繪一列不在時刻表上的列車,滿載戴著手銬的疲憊旅人,揚起手銬的碰撞聲和軌道聲駛過,穿越象徵黑暗歷史的山洞,穿過記憶中的山海島嶼和夢中的野薑花,邁向不知何方的旅程終點。這部動畫,以剪紙藝術各圖像元素之間緊緊相連的特色,隱喻個人與親人、社會或國家意識形態之間複雜而矛盾的關係,既是情感連結的臍帶也是造成束縛的枷鎖。消失的旅人,一如在紙雕圖像裡斷裂的紙雕人形,隨著白色恐怖的時代颶風不斷顫抖,被迫搭上這列神秘列車。原本關係親密的旅人的親屬和朋友,亦受到颶風波及,一如紙雕人形斷裂消失處,裂縫無可彌補,再也無法回復完整的樣貌。《神秘列車》是白色恐怖的縮影,呈現國家暴力對個體生命的殘害。


This work inspired by Yao-Ming Gan’s novel Mystery Train depicts a full train not indicated on the timetable carrying tired handcuffed passengers. The train runs towards an unknown destination with the sound of handcuffs clicking and wheels turning on the railroad track. It enters a tunnel symbolizing a dark history before passing by mountains, coasts and islands in the memory and ginger lilies in the dream. The animation is based on papercraft works with connected graphic elements, symbolizing the complex and conflicting bonds between individuals and their families, society or national ideology. The bonds are as much an affectional umbilical cord as a restraint chain. The broken figures of the papercraft represent the disappearing passengers forced to board a mystery train during the White Terror. While the passengers shiver in the storm, their close relatives and friends are also affected, like the papercraft that can never be restored to its original state after the human figures break off. "Mystery Train" shows how individuals' lives were harmed by an act of state violence during the White Terror.