YANG FUDONG 杨福东
Video | Single-channel film
35 mm b&w film transferred to DVD, sound by Zhou Qing
Edition of 10
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Four men engage in acts simultaneously. They smoke, yawn, massage themselves and practice military exercises in a city and in a park. The seriousness with which they perform these acts contrasts with their pointlessness, which creates the effect of slapstick. Yang Fudong reveals that because of social changes, certain rituals have become totally meaningless.
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