The screen of Chinese Portraiture displays videos of Chinese figures of different ages, performing a characteristic Chinese profession. The interactive relation between the spectators and the people in the image displays certain behavior and conflicts in a person’s life. Workmen, policemen, the emperor of Qing Dynasty, intellectuals, monks,
old people, children, beggars, farmers, judges are presented with their
most remarkable characters, morals and habits. The film works like a
photograph, because of the stare between viewer and portrayed people.
You'll wait for a certain thing to happen in a quiescent time and space.
Chinese Portraiture was shown at DEAF07, Zone V2_ and as part of the 3rd I exhibition.
Chinese Portraitures by Zhou Hongxiang (2006) from V2_ on Vimeo.