“Why do I stand on the stage like this? Because I am a mental disorder of the 20th century,” declares eccentric musician Huang Dawang, also a noise performer, a music aficionado and a member of the music label, Kandala Records.
Kandala Records; a pillar of Taiwan’s underground music scene who denies himself as an artist, and who refuses to define what art is.
TPE Tics is an intimate look into Huang’s way of life – incredibly different from the norm, largely incompatible with society. As links between Huang’s past trauma and present creations are revealed, his psychological anxiety is at once enlightening and heartbreaking. Despite his bouts of depression, Huang’s humour and witty introspection relieves the melancholy. More than merely music, the film examines human experiences and nuanced values that are precious yet rarely accessible.