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Synopsis: In this experimental film we follow Audenie who cannot escape her own delusions anymore.
Lost in her own mind palace, she watches happy and the deranged scenes unfold. The jumbled images clash into a construction that generates different emotions – behind every delight there disgust, behind every loathing, a new pleasure begins. Audenie surrenders to this lack of orientation without being able to pinpoint if she indeed loved or hated her partner.


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Run Time

7 minutes

Directed by

Taokan Xu

Director's Bio

Taokan was born in 1985 in Ningbo, China. He studied Fine Arts under Prof. Corinne Wasmuht’s guidance and received his diploma from the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe in 2013.
In his artistic and literary works he reflects on the issues of the Body and the Soul and often resorts to the dialectics of German idealism (Hegel) in his search for answers.
In his artistic interpretation he doesn’t reinforce any specific expertise. Instead, he relies on the overall visualisation and description of the conflicts between the Body and the Soul in his art, which should generate an emotional response in the viewer.
In the past, he organized multimedia exhibitions under the name Vivant, in which the art piece is considered to be an opportunity to explore and participate, instead of being an observed object. His exhibited work was developed with the help of different sensors to measure the viewer’s input and make them interact and change the installation.
He is currently living and working in Germany and makes short films and writes in his free time.

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