Short Stays photographer Madi Ju posted these snapshots of the “ Wild Gathering” opening on her blog – the June exhibition was a collaboration between Madi, American photographer Peter Sutherland, and Japanese designer Hiro Sawatari.
On Sunday June 6, Beijing’s UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in 798 District) held a special screening and discussion of Short Stays. A packed auditorium watched the project’s three shorts, as well as early shorts, animations, and music videos by Zhao Ye and Peng Lei. The screening was followed by a lengthy Q&A dialogue between viewers and the project creators (filmmakers Peng Lei and Liu Jiayin, as well as photographers Madi Ju and 223, and producers Samantha Culp and Zhang Xianmin).
(Many thanks to Xie Meng and his staff who helped to set up the event!)
Short Stays co-producer Samantha was in Hong Kong last week for the HK Art Fair, and on Tuesday night hosted a special screening on the roof of the Foo Tak artist studio complex as part of the closing party for the exhibition “Dubble Happiness.” Though the rain was sprinkling all day, dozens of friends from Hong Kong’s art and film community gathered on the 14th floor to watch the projected films, even enlisting the help of umbrellas when the drizzle got stronger. Thanks to all who attended!
View the slideshow below, featuring snapshots from Samantha Culp and Joao Vasco Paiva of Double Happiness Studio.
(Special thanks to Swire’s East Hotel in Taikoo Shing)
Short Stays co-producer Zhang Xianmin will host the first in a new series of independent film screenings at UCCA this Saturday June 5, starting with the world premiere of Hao Jie’s “Single Man.”
ART CINEMA: INDIE FILM FORUM 1: SINGLE MAN
Guest: Hao Jie ( Director), Li Zhifeng（producer), Du Fu (cinematographer), Ye Lan （actress）
UCCA Art Cinema, in collaboration with Indie Workshop, launches a new programme ”Indie Film Forum” to introduce both recent and classical Chinese indie films. Through discussion with filmmakers, film critics and intellectuals, the series seeks to unfold the map of Chinese indie films, exploring indie film culture, in search of its value in the society. One narrative film and one documentary will be presented every month. The first screening “Single Man” tells a frantic story of four and a half aged bachelors in a remote mountain district, directed by Hao Jie (nationwide premiere).
ABOUT THE SCREENING
June 5, 2010 17:00 – 19:30
UCCA Art Cinematheque
Ticketing:15 RMB per film for adults (with exhibition admission)
Free for students with valid student ID
Box office will close 30 minutes after the film starts.
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A big weekend in Beijing for the Short Stays creators – besides our screening and talk at UCCA on Sunday June 6, Saturday June 5 will see the opening of “Wild Gathering,” a photography exhibition featuring Madi Ju alongside indie photography stalwart Peter Sutherland and Japanese fashion designer Hiro Sawatari.
Venue: Beijing Angle Modern Art
Address: 4/F, Tower 1, Zhongguo Hongjie (China View), Jia 2 Gongti Dong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Opening Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
“Enjoy Your Stay”: Screening and discussion of Short Stays
6:30pm, Sunday June 6 / Ullens Center for the Arts (UCCA) Beijing
Come see a special screening and discussion of Short Stays along with select early shorts by the filmmakers.
“Producer Zhang Xianmin and Samantha Culp, filmmaker Liu Jiayin and Peng Lei will share the shooting experience with us, along with the production stills presented by young photographer Madi Ju and 223(Lin Zhipeng).”
More information here.