During her residency, Charlotte Markus wanted to research the Chinese language in film. One of the most important principles in her work is dislocation: not knowing where you belong. With this residency she hoped to make ‘film still lives’, where color, symbols and metaphors from the western world intertwine with the complex and symbolic Chinese traditions.
Michiel Hilbrink used the residency to research his functional surroundings. In a place where excess to the local culture is limited and one does not speak or understand the language, physical aspects become more important. Eventually, the research will result in a collection of objects, a wide variety of translations of the personal relations Hilbrink developed with his surroundings. His use of material and structures, complement the urban landscape of Chinese cities.
Charlott Markus, Michiel Hilbrink