梦中梦 
_A dream within a dream
_A short experiment cinemagraph movie about the font "梦"

_It often takes decades or hundreds of years for an astronaut to explore a planet outside of solar system. To last long enough, 
astronauts usually have to go through low-temperature hibernation in order to wake up alive hundreds of years later.

_Human lifespan is exceeded to a great extent in this way. Although the body is frozen, the consciousness is not. The person 
will be dreaming for several hundred years. The body can be kept for that long, but what about consciousness? Does 
consciousness have its own life expectancy, so will a person think him or herself being dead in dream, while in reality, he is not.
An old Chinese proverb once said “fallen leaves return to the roots,” which is a metaphor stating that the last destination of a 
person’s life should be his  homeland, even after death. In my view, if a dream can last for hundreds of years, the place which 
the dreamer will miss the most will be home.

_This short film Dream in A Dream is in reality, an experimental film about dreams. It is like a symbol floating on the water, being
 tightly held in an infant’s arms or trapped in the palm of the Buddha; it bursts into a blaze, then projects into the building of a
 capsule apartment.

_As narrated in The Diamond Sutra, “All composed things are like a dream, a phantom, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.
 That is how to meditate on them, that is how to observe them.” I am not intelligent enough to get a full understanding of these 
phrases, nevertheless, I still took this phrase as the prologue of this short film. The changes in human affairs often take
 freakish forms, and life is but a dream. Is there anyone who could actually tell?
梦中梦
——关于“梦”字的Cinemagraph实验影片

当宇航员去探索一个太阳系之外的星球,往往要经过几十上百年的时间。
为了让宇航员活的足够久,往往要经过低温的睡眠处理。以便可以再几百年后醒来。
这大大的超过了人类的一般寿命。
虽然人类的身体是冻结的,但是意识没有。
人会做上百年的梦。
身体能够保存几百年,但意识呢?
意识是不是也有寿命?这是我一直在思考的问题。
如果意识会有寿命,会不会在梦里以为自己已经死了,但其实并没有。
落叶归根,是中国传统谚语。它比喻人的最后的归宿,应该是故乡。即使是死后。
如果能做一百年的梦,我想宇航员梦里最想念的的地方,应该是他的家乡吧。
所以,这部短片<梦中梦>其实是关于“梦”的实验电影。
你会看到无数个实体的“梦:字,出现在整个电影当中。
它像一个符号
飘荡在水上,被婴儿紧紧抱在怀里, 囿于佛祖的掌心。它熊熊的燃烧,然后被投射到胶囊公寓的大楼上。

金刚经里面说过一句话,
一切有為法,如夢幻泡影,如露亦如電,應作如是觀。

我愚钝,似懂非懂。并把这句话作为整个片子的楔子。
白云苍狗,人生如梦。谁又能分的清呢。



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_Dream within a dream
_Concept/Art direction by _赤云_灰昼
_Chinese typography by _赤云_行行珂

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