Films by Cheng Ran, Zhou Tao, Jiang Zhi, Li Ming

25. Juni, 19 Uhr: Filmprogramm: 11 Videos von Cheng Ran, Zhou Tao, Jiang Zhi, Li Ming

Cheng Ran: Existence Without Air, Food, or Water: Video based on the poetic entries from a found diary, which Cheng Ran transformed into a song. Film still by Cheng Ran, 2013
Cheng Ran: Existence Without Air, Food, or Water: Video based on the poetic entries from a found diary, which Cheng Ran transformed into a song. Film still by Cheng Ran, 2013

- Cheng Ran
Existence Without Air, Food or Water, 2013 (10min)
Chewing Gum Paper, 2011 (3min)
Eveything Has Its Time, 2011 (6min)

Zhou Tao
One Day (Guangzhou), 2007 (12min)
1234, 2007-2008 (3min)
South Stone, 2010-2011 (24min)

Jiang Zhi
Fly, Fly, 1997 (5min)
Curtain Call, 2009 (15min)

- Li Ming
Visiting Ancestral Graves, 2009 (6min)
Dog Language, 2009 (4min) Fireworks, 2008 (5min)

Chewing Gum Paper.2011: Some silver paper balls scatter on a drum surface. They are jumping and moving with the fragmented“ I Have A Dream”,the lecture record of Martin Luther king. Video still, photo by Cheng Ran
Chewing Gum Paper.2011: Some silver paper balls scatter on a drum surface. They are jumping and moving with the fragmented“ I Have A Dream”,the lecture record of Martin Luther king. Video still, photo by Cheng Ran
Still from Zhou Tao, one day (changsha), 2010
Still from Zhou Tao, one day (changsha), 2010
One of China’s most important video artists, winner of the Chinese Contemporary Art Award from the Chinese Contemporary Art Association in 2000, Jiang Zhi reflects on various aspects of modern China’s turbulent society, from the estrangement of individual existence to the hectic pace of our social lives. In an early video, Fly, Fly (1997), he films a hand mimicking the flapping wings of a bird in a cramped city apartment.  Confined in a small room, one feels subjugated to the self and to everything around; at the same time, one experiences tranquility, fantasies, boredom, and passion—all ways of transcending reality and escaping, just like flying.
One of China’s most important video artists, winner of the Chinese Contemporary Art Award from the Chinese Contemporary Art Association in 2000, Jiang Zhi reflects on various aspects of modern China’s turbulent society, from the estrangement of individual existence to the hectic pace of our social lives. In an early video, Fly, Fly (1997), he films a hand mimicking the flapping wings of a bird in a cramped city apartment. Confined in a small room, one feels subjugated to the self and to everything around; at the same time, one experiences tranquility, fantasies, boredom, and passion—all ways of transcending reality and escaping, just like flying.
Jiang Zhi, Curtain Call, 2009, HD Video, 15' 35
Jiang Zhi, Curtain Call, 2009, HD Video, 15′ 35″
Li Ming, Visiting Ancestral Graves, Single channel video, 6'03
Li Ming, Visiting Ancestral Graves, Single channel video, 6’03″, 2009