Inner Sage / Outer King

'Inner Sage / Outer King', 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019

Inner Sage / Outer King
內聖 / 外王
El sabio escondido y el rey aparente
Le sage nocturne et le roi solaire
2019, Taiwan/France/UK, 35mm & VHS, sound, colour, 14 min

Gathering interviews, readings, photographs and research material exploring Raúl Ruiz’s unfinished film The Comedy of Shadows. Inner Sage/Outer King is an open assemblage of these scattered fragments made with collaborators in Paris and Taiwan including painter Kar Siu Lee, poet Waldo Rojas, musician Jorge Arriagada and indigenous
Taiwanese filmmaker Laha Mebow. This is second work in Double Ghosts trilogy.

'Inner Sage / Outer King', 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
‘Inner Sage / Outer King’, 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
'Inner Sage / Outer King', 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
‘Inner Sage / Outer King’, 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
'Inner Sage / Outer King', 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
‘Inner Sage / Outer King’, 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
'Inner Sage / Outer King', 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
‘Inner Sage / Outer King’, 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
'Inner Sage / Outer King', 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
‘Inner Sage / Outer King’, 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
'Inner Sage / Outer King', 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
‘Inner Sage / Outer King’, 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
'Inner Sage / Outer King', 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019
‘Inner Sage / Outer King’, 35mm frame enlargement, George Clark, France/Taiwan/UK, 2019

Credits:
Image / Sound / Edit: George Clark
Sound mastering: Alex Bonney
Title painting: Chou Chung-yen / 周重言
Film laboratory: Modern Cinema, Taipei
Translators: Wen Hsu / 許耀文, Nouch Papazian 

Filmed on 35mm film on location in Paris, France and Taipei, Taiwan.

With (in order of appearance):
Kar Sui Lee, Waldo Rojas, Jorge Arrigada, 陳潔瑤 / Laha Mebow

Sources:
Scenario for The Comedy of Shadows by Raul Ruiz, 1995. Read by Kar Sui Lee. 
English Translation by Phoebe Weston-Evans
Diarios by Raul Ruiz, Read by Jorge Arrigada, English Translation by Jaime Grijalba

Chin Pao San film shoot video documentation, 1995
from 陳潔瑤 / Laha Mebow 1995

Production photos from the set of The Comedy of Shadows, 1995
from 陳潔瑤/ Laha Mebow

Thanks to: 
Huiying Chen / 陳慧盈
, Yu-ling Chou / 周郁齡, 
Pei-hua Chung / 鍾佩樺
, Valeria Sarimento,
Wen Hsu / 許耀文
, Wei Hsuan Sung / 宋微暄
Raúl Ruiz,
Veronica Sarimento
, Chin Pao San / 金寶山, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Laha Mebow / 陳潔瑤
, TCAC Taipei Contemporary Art Centre, Bo chun Hsiao/ 蕭伯均
, Shih-yu Hsu / 徐詩雨, Yu Cheng-Ta / 余政達