Tongue Film

2023, 16mm to digital, working in progress

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Tongue Film (working title)  is an autobiographical 16 mm project exploring often-ignored, invisible disease aspects with unknown causes. The film sheds light on a interplay between physically unpredictable emergence and psychological distress through my grandmother’s suffering from tongue cancer and my own sleeping experiences with urinary incontinence. It drives out a mediation of the confrontation with the uncontrolled body and leaked desires through celluloid hand-processing.


© Xiao Zhang 2024