Special Program - Becoming Myself

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Showings

Screening Room - Michigan Theater Fri, Mar 29, 2019 5:00 PM
A 15 minute Q&A with filmmakers in attendance will follow the screening.
Film Info
Runtime:74

Description

The association of “becoming” with “myself” identifies the process and progress of coming to terms with oneself and aspiring to be a super-persona. This ascent to becoming oneself is elaborated in these nine video works. From these artists’ perspectives, we discover the representation and fruition of becoming oneself embodied in the motivations for seeking an identity/individuality with freedom, independence, recognition, trust, and love. Curated by Zhang Fang.

Included Shorts

"Ladies" (13min) Beijing, China | 2008 | 13 | DCP More
The Orphan of Asia (8min) Beijing, China | 2017 | 8 | DCP More
Round the Clock (Waltz) (4min) Beijing, China | 2017 | 4 | DCP More
Ice Skate (6min) Chongqing, China | 2014 | 6 | DCP More
The Piping of Heaven (6min) Japan/China | 2014 | 6 | DCP More
From No.4 Pingyuanli to No.4 Tianqiaobeili (8min) Beijing, China | 2007 | 8 | DCP More
Dance with Third Grandma (15min) Yunnan, China | 2015 | 15 | DCP More
Do Donkeys Know Politics (4min) Los Angeles, CA | 2017 | 4 | DCP More
Thread (12min) Beijing, China | 2018 | 12 | DCP More

Additional Information

Sponsored by
The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan
and
University of Michigan Lieberthal-Rogel
Center for Chinese Studies