This work weaves an old sea tale into a story centered around the unique bio-luminescence in the sea around the island of Matzu, known as “Blue Tears”. The naïve hero’s desire to give his heroine a good life leads him down a path of greed and ultimately to his demise in a shipwreck. Blue Tears, a symbol of an alien species, serves as a haunting reminder of the impact of global warming. The love between the two main characters leads them down divergent paths, creating an eternal paradox of materials and souls.
Hsiao-Yue Tsao (TW)
Hsiao-Yue Tsao is a Professor of National Taipei University of Technology, and the host of the Interactive Art Lab. She is a new media art artist as well. Her works and achievements in art have received wide media coverage and many responses from readers. Her VR film Blue Tears won the Best VR at the LAFA Awards 2022.