FIELD RECORDINGS

explorations of
contemporary
anthropological cinema
and landscape film

Golden Snail Opera

Yen-Ling Tsai, Isabelle Carbonell, Joelle Chevrier, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
2019, Taiwan, color, 46 min.

Tracing the more-than human, Golden Snail Opera blends performance and filmmaking to construct a visual ethnography of life on a farm in Taiwan’s Langyang Plain. From micro spy cams and contact microphones approximating the liveworlds of underwater snails to ruminations on ghosts and deities, Golden Snail Opera enacts the living relationships of the Langyang Plain.