Recently, HiShorts! Film Festival announced 25 shortlisted short films for this year's experimental section. The films are selected from 982 entries to the experimental section, and this year's festival received 6025 entries for its six main competition sections. One of the selected works comes from Rui HU, CMA assistant professor of practice in media arts. Supported by the Shanghai Swatch Art Peace Hotel Art Center project, Rui created a virtual space with the library as the background in his work "A Comprehensive Theory", and at the same time used the image of "clues" throughout the film. In many languages, the word "clue" carries a reference to the image of a rope. As a symbol of order, the library includes the collection and sorting of knowledge by human beings, and the various structures composed of lines, including knots and networks, possess the dual possibilities of connection and restraint, life-saving and lethality, chaos and order. Books, ropes, globes, and the sleeping statue of Ariadne, the combination and tension of these images imply that people are looking for directions in the information network, allowing the audience to shuttle and reflect.

近日,HiShorts!厦门短片周宣布了2021年主竞赛单元的入围作品。今年HiShorts!六大主竞赛单元共收到6025部报名作品,其中包括实验单元982部。最终,实验单元共选出25部入围作品,其中一部作品正是由CMA媒体艺术实践助理教授胡芮创作。受上海斯沃琪和平饭店艺术中心项目的支持,胡芮在作品《全面理论》中,以图书馆为背景创建了一个虚拟空间,同时以“线索”的形象贯穿全片。在多种语言中,“线索”一词都带有对绳索形象的指涉。图书馆作为秩序象征,包含人类对知识的收集与整理,而线条形态所组成的各种结构,包括绳结与网络,则具备了关联与束缚、救生与致命、混乱与秩序等双重可能性。图书、绳索、地球仪、沉睡的阿里阿德涅雕像,这些形象的结合与张力,暗示着人们在信息网络中找寻方位,让观者得以在其中穿梭及思考。

HiShorts! Film Festival is the most influential film festival label from Xiamen. As a dynamic force of film festivals in China, HiShorts! is committed to cultivating young filmmakers who can think independently and create fearlessly. Until now, HiShorts! has built up the biggest pool of short films and young talents in China that involves more than 10,000 short films and 3,000 directors. In the past years, many worldwide professionals in the film industry gathered in HiShorts!, including Shaohong LI (Chinese film director), Chang-dong LEE (Korean film director), Bing XU (contemporary artist), Shuli HU (founder and publisher of Caixin Media), Timmy YIP (winner of Academy Award for Best Art Direction), Yang ZHANG (6th generation film director), Robert VALLEY (Director of Zima Blue in Love, Death, Robot), Shawn DOU (Chinese actor), Xuebing WANG (Chinese actor), Hongwei WANG (film supervisor), Ruben Ostlund (award-winning producer in Cannes International Film Festival), New Pants (Chinese band), and other renowned figures around the world.

HiShorts!电影节是厦门最具影响力的电影节品牌。作为中国电影节的一股生力军,HiShorts! 致力于培养独立思考、勇于创新的青年电影人。截至目前,HiShorts! 形成了中国最大的短片和青年人才库,涵盖10,000多部短片和3,000名导演。在过去的几年里,许多世界电影界的专业人士聚集在HiShorts!,包括李少红(中国电影导演)、李沧东(韩国电影导演)、徐冰(当代艺术家)、胡舒立(财新传媒的创始人和出版商)、叶锦添(奥斯卡最佳艺术指导奖获得者)、张扬(第六代电影导演)、罗伯特·瓦利(紫玛蓝的爱情、死亡、机器人导演)、窦骁(中国演员)、王学兵(中国演员)、王宏伟(电影监督)、鲁本·奥斯特伦德(戛纳国际电影节获奖制片人)、新裤子(中国乐队)等世界知名人物。

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