The CIˋKEˋ

The CIˋKEˋ this word has two meanings. One means is assassin another one is a guest who was tattooed.
The way we decorate our bodies symbolizes personal identity and social identity. We depict the behavior of patterns on the surface of our bodies, while at the same time having the dual function of masking and declaring- hide vulnerable identities and point out personal status. A tattoo is the original meaning of puncture the skin, leaving an indelible mark. The tattoo is a symbol, symbolizing the loyalty and commitment of Asian culture beyond social norms and statutes.
The French philosopher Lacan has a theory that the development of people's self-consciousness is actually the development of the ability to see their own image in the mirror. The photo is like a mirror, showing us our social identity as a person concerned about the relationship between identity and identity and visible objects.

  • Yuan Gao
    Director
  • Ping Hai WU
    Director
  • Tse Ai Chiu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    XDCAM
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Yuan Gao, Ping Hai WU

Gao Yuan was Born in Taiwan, She studied photography in Tokyo Japan at the Nihon Academy of Fine Art University and in New York at the New York Film Academy. She practiced commercial and fashion photography while at the same time pursuing a career in Fine Art photography, She has been the recipient of the Grand Prize at Kaunas Lithuania Biennial 2014, In 2014 she was awarded The Terna Contemporary Art Prize and was an award winner at the Soho Photo Gallery Competition in New York. Her work has been the subject of frequent exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the US.

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Director Statement

I try to express the meeting and conflict between the cultures of East and West, contrast new and old culture, and explore the relationship between identity, society, and environment.