Films & Screenings

10Aug

Dragonfly Eyes

August 10, 2018-  August 23, 2018 |  £7.00
Created entirely from hundreds of hours of downloadable Chinese surveillance footage, Dragonfly Eyes’ unsettling fictional narrative tells the story of a young woman who leaves a Buddhist monastery to begin a new life, working in various jobs until she ultimately finds fame online. The synthesised voiceover, written by poet Zhai Yongming, threads together disparate footage — a woman drowning in a canal, a car driving in the rain — as we’re confronted with an insightful yet troubling image of contemporary life and the unfeeling technologies that regulate it.   Xu Bing’s innovative editing together of footage found online and Hanno...