Space Translation, Translate female consciousness in film Swallowtail Butterfly into spatial language utilizing montage
Both film and architecture are four-dimensional art combining time and space. Architecture is formed by integrating space, shape, color, and other materials, while film logically connects each scene through “montage” to form a relatively complete film framework. Both methods have the nature of the composition, and the application of montage in space is worth studying because of their internal relationship. The montage technique can provide a new understanding of the interior design idea. Feminism is one of the critical thoughts in the world in recent decades. A feminist film is an art form with women as the main body and reflects the fundamental spirit of feminism, in which female consciousness is an essential form of expression. This project aims to present the female consciousness as the perceptual object at the spiritual level in spatial language.
By studying Bernard Tschumi’s architectural practice, the methods used by montage in space were summarized and applied to the space translation experiment. Taking the film Swallowtail Butterfly directed by Shunji Iwai as the practice object, the different female consciousness embodied in the two heroines in the film is transformed into physical space. On the one hand, the experiment systematically practiced the methodology based on mutual learning from film to space. On the other hand, women’s exclusive discourse right was emphasized in film narration.