张瀚文 Zhang Hanwen
We Spin Around the Night Consumed by the Fire
Shot on 16mm film, We Spin Around the Night and Consumed by the Fire examines the area of Yu Garden located in Shanghai Old Town, which is currently undergoing a massive urban renewal. Following a female character dressed in red with a kerosene lamp, the camera captures the unsettling and haunting scene of the empty neighborhood with little lighting after residents were dispatched to the suburb. Meanwhile, the VO narrates the local history of an urban grass-roots uprising that happened nearly two hundred years ago...