Emergent Visions Film Screening: Many Undulating Things (2019)
April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Q&A with Director Bo Wang following the screening, moderated by Benny Shaffer, PhD Candidate, Anthropology
The film begins and ends in a shopping centre in Hong Kong. We carefully observe the smooth movement of the escalators, the constant flow of people that never stops, the musical fountain that presides over the centre of the internal courtyard, as if this gigantic complex could concentrate the circulation of the entire city, or even, the entire country. From there, it will be more a tale about concrete, enormous port warehouses, glazed galleries built for universal exhibitions, overpopulated tower blocks, the fragments of still recent colonialism. Many Undulating Things questions the role of cities in the globalized capitalist system.
Bo WANG is an artist and filmmaker currently based in the Netherlands and China. His works have been exhibited internationally, including venues like Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York, Garage Museum in Moscow, Image Forum Festival in Tokyo, Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands, Visions du Réel in Switzerland, DMZ Docs in South Korea, CPH:DOX in Denmark, Times Museum in Guangzhou, BOZAR in Brussels, among many others. He received a fellowship from the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in 2013, and was an artist-in-residence at NTU CCA in 2016 and ACC-Rijksakademie in 2017-2018.