Haze and Fog is a new type of zombie movie set in modern China. The film explores how the collective consciousness of people living in the time of what Cao Fei calls 'magical metropolises' emerges from seemingly tedious, mundane, day-to-day life where a magical reality is created through struggles at the tipping point between the visible and the invisible. This special preview screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist.
Haze and Fog is produced by Eastside Projects and Vitamin Creative Space. It is commissioned by University of Salford and Chinese Art Centre, Eastside Projects, and Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University, with Vitamin Creative Space. An edition will be the first piece in the New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art developed by University of Salford and Chinese Art Centre and will launch the collection partnership with a showing of the film in Media City on 11 Oct 2013.
Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies at King's College London, and expert on Chinese film and moving image works, is in conversation with Cao Fei after the screening.
Cao Fei: Haze and Fog is at Eastside Projects, Birmingham 21 September – 16 November 2013
Cao Fei is at Chinese Arts Centre (soon to be Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art – CFCCA) from 26 October – 7 December, with an In Conversation event between Cao Fei and Chris Berry on Saturday 26 October at 15:00