About the Film
Anonymous No.2 stems from Yen-Cheng Liu’s insight after reading L’insurrection Qui Vient (The Coming Insurrection). Along with his contemporary peer, film director Ki-Yan Chan, they pondered the state of the world and infused their thoughts into this film. Does it provoke awakening, resistance, or revelry? Who is the anonymous, and is their participation in the social movement an emotional engagement or a dispassionate observation? What is the role of individual desires in the power structures? Who truly holds the future? With a calm yet challenging tone, the film asks difficult questions about life, inviting viewers to reconsider their perceptions of a complex and confusing world.
Originally a work-in-progress showcase in theatre, accompanied by live streaming on YouTube, Anonymous No.2 was conceived by Liu during the 2020 two-week artist residency project “Museum of Human Emotions 2.0” (a collaboration between Weiwuying, Taiwan and Aerowaves). In 2022, it was transformed into a dance film, retaining its original spirit but adopting the viewpoint of a filmmaker. With four chapters, the film condenses the chaos of human life through carefully chosen words, body movements, and objects.