AFTER CHINA / AFTER CHINA 00
 
 
 

Double Happiness
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 110 x 60 cmClick to see the video:


Farewell My Concubine
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/
Lambda print/ 80 x 50 cm


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Better Tomorrow
Series:
AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm
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mportanc‘est d‘aimer” (1975) by Andrzej Zulaw

Red Sorghum
Series:AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cmFilmstill: L‘important c‘est d‘aimer / 197


Uproar in Heaven
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm



Running out of time
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm

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Father and Son
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm

ILL Early Spring in February
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm
WAYS OF ESCAPE / 2010
ilmstill: L‘important c‘est d‘aimer / 197

Breaking with Old Ideas
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm

The Mission
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm
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TILLS WAYS OF ESCAPE / JAN FRIESE/ 201

Ashes of Time
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm



WAYS OF ESCAPE / Romy
AFTER CHINA 00
HD, LOOP 7.00 min. 2012

protagonist: Zhao Juan
camera & Regie:Catrine Val


The project "After China 00" is based on scripted and documentary video footage, that was filmed during my study trip to Shanghai, Hang Zhou, and the Chinese province of Zhejiang. The title of the work takes as its central theme the contradiction between themetaphorical rhythm of a quiet village and the never-ending bustle of the big city. Ascontrasting counterweights of an urban life, these poles become increasingly closed off from one another. Hundreds of thousands of people set off for hours long bus trips every day to commute to their workplaces in the hyper-modern. Anyone can see it: China displays its economic rise in day-to-day street scenes . . . and the landscapes are blighted.


Raining in the Mountain
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 110 x 60 cm


The large shifting of industry into the back country still remains an unknown hope scattering only the ruins of empty buildings. The sequences from the back country settle into history. "After China 00" focuses on a typical example of Chinese daily routine by the protaganist Zhao Juan. Against the backdrop of constructivist fragments grasping atmodernity, life in a typical village rice field is played out. The odour of decay withoutproper canalization is strong and burns the eyes. Even today the structures of the Cultural Revolution have found no relevant echo. Silent camera shots accompany Zhao Juan in her private space and explore this atmosphere of dilapidation and rot. The footage was taken entirely in the rainy season.


Hibiscus Town
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm


Zhao Juans financed her studies in contemporary art herself. She worked half-days as a respectable silk knitter in one of the famous silk workshops of Hang Zhous. The precise skills of her hands are understood in a historical sense as more than a metaphor for tradition. The precious knitted silk is a valuable finished hand-craft and is sold as a status symbol for top prices.

The slowness of the needle work, as a return to traditional values, stands opposite from the raw, quick moving, self-confident and bristling image of China. In such a boom phase it becomes increasingly more difficult to stem the tide of vicissitude and fast-paced life. In "After China" polar opposite worlds are mirrored and parallel cosmoses are presented: from the superficial to the deepest depths, of dreams and traumas.







Summer Snow
Series: AFTER CHINA 00, 2011/ Lambda print/ 60 x 40 cm






























 




 
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