Fairyland yet to dream: archeological site of Guangzhou Children’s Park (2019)
07’04, by Xin Wei
This short video is inspired by the Guangzhou Children’s Park that was demolished in 2001 due to the excavation of the ruin of Nanyue Kingdom Palace. Wei used it as a narrative framework, linking it to the discussion on how homogenized methods of production compose contemporary happiness.
Xin Wei (born 1992 in Guangzhou) currently lives and works in Guangzhou and Shanghai. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He creates research-based narrations using mixed media, including writing, programing, sculpture, and moving image. His recent research is primarily concerning with the production logistics behind everyday objects that carry messages of social class and exist within the society of spectacle. He purchases small projects from online retailers and commissions factories around China to witness their work process. With these actions, he attempts to create a re-narration of the production-consumption-production circle.
10’07, by Ou Feihong
A young beautiful mother is taking care of her children while sorting out pigwash in the suburb of Guangzhou. She said, there was no other way for us. The overall environment has tightened and deviated to the right since the end of 2017. Looking around and seeing all evil, incapable as I am, can only go to the ruins to paint and set them on fire. Cast: He Quan, Xie Shaoya, Liang Manyong
Ou Feihong is a Freelancer, currently working and living in Guangzhou, China.
Those Squares (2019)
21’08 by Lu Xinyang
»Will you still experience nostalgia when the world starts to forget everything? Will you believe in the power of daydreaming? Will there be an explanation to everything that exists or has disappeared? Will you still remember those everyday feelings? This video documents the changes and memories that take place by the roads – just a small corner of a big city.«
Lu Xinyang is an illustrator but now makes videos for documentation. She is a video game lover, an ordinary and friendly person, daydreaming in her conservative daily life.
Occupy Qing Xi Park (2017)
07’42, by Zimu Zhang
»I returned to the small town Qing Xi where I grew up and documented how migrant workers were utilizing the public space, particularly the town park in their leisure time. They performed a certain type of occupation of the park (time, space, mind…). Together with participatory filming from the workers and my own reminiscence, the video serves as an affective archive of the world factory coming to an end.«
Zimu Zhang is a moving image practitioner and researcher. She is currently conducting her PhD research at City University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the conjunction of moving image with new materiality and the society of control. She is also active in film curating, alternative space building and socially engaged art practices. She is the co-founder of the Moonshine Screening Project, one of the proprietors of the co-organized space Soeng Joeng Toi in Guangzhou.
《浮园遗梦：广州儿童公园遗址》， 07’04 （2019）
《广场的角落》, 21’08 (2019)
《占领清溪公园》， 07’42’’ (2017)