Film

Cao Fei

Thursday 12:00-1:05pm and Saturday, 11-1:30pm


Asia One

Cao Fei, Asia One (still), 2018. Courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space and Sprüth Magers



In 2021, a young female worker, a male worker and a cute AI robot are working in a large automated logistics centre “Asia One Unmanned Warehouse”. After long periods of loneliness and repetitious labour in the factory, the young workers start to have a special feeling for each other. In a humdrum day-to-day work-life, they seem to have fallen in an emotional entanglement between the ‘unmanned’ (intelligentised production),“human” and “non-human” (robot).

Screening on Thursday, February 13 at 12:00 - 1:05pm at Paramount Theatre

 

Haze & Fog

 

Cao Fei, Haze & Fog (still), 2013. Courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space and Sprüth Magers


Cao Fei mixes pop aesthetics, fantasy, and surrealistic references with documentary and social commentary to reflect on China’s rapidly changing economy and how it transforms the everyday lives and imaginations of its citizens. Haze & Fog features nouveau riche businessmen, musicians, security guards, maids, manicurists, and sex workers who cross paths in the confines of a compartmentalized and alienating apartment complex. They are all, ultimately, seeking human contact—and they are ripe for the emergence of the undead.

Screening on Saturday, February 15 at 11:00am - 1:30pm at Paramount Theatre