Chinese-born Chi Jang Yin is known for her reflective, autobiographical work, which comments upon the culture of contemporary China. Playful, meditative, and voyeuristic, her visual style is open and inviting, using familiar modes of travel (trains, cars, airplanes) with music from Communist China and text that weaves narratives of family, infidelity, and politics. Among the work shown tonight, Lighthouse (2009, 16 min.) looks into the windows of workers living in a factory town in southern China. Another Clapping (2000, 25 min.) is a portrait of her relationship with her mother and the Chinese Cultural Revolution shot during a return visit. Her newest work Pretend Nothing Happened (2010, 25 minutes) uses split screen images to document a woman's return to her old factory, now abandoned.
Chi Jang will join us for the screening.