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Transfiguring the Postsocialist City: Experimental Image-Making in Contemporary China

Zhang Zhen

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099845
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206731 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0006

Series: TransAsia: Screen Cultures

Transfiguring the Postsocialist City: Experimental Image-Making in Contemporary China

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This chapter discusses image-making and experimental visual production, focusing on still and moving images about performing in the city. It focuses on a few photo works that enact surreal or spectral “live performances” on indifferent city scenes: Yang Fudong's triptych The First Intellectual (2000), Li Wei's pair of Mirroring images (2000), and Chen Lingyang's panoramic tableau 25:00 (2002).

Keywords: image-making; visual production; live performances; Yang Fudong; The First Intellectual; Li Wei; Mirroring; Chen Lingyang; 25:00

Chapter.  10740 words. 

Subjects: Film

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