Installation: Two-channel video, 18’39”
Digital: Single-channel, 19’32”
A film rethinking the values of kungfu and the processes of transformation and change.
Kungfu is a film centred on an exploration of Chinese martial arts in modernity. As an art undergoing rapid transformation, shifting and changing under new environments, the film is interested in how we understand and locate its values. Set in an old barn in the countryside, the venue becomes both a metaphor and an active participant in the question of transformation. Dialogue is based on a mix of improvised and fixed scripts created through collaboration with the performers. Many scenes arise out of site-specific reactions and negotiations with the space.
York Art Gallery, Aesthetica Art Prize 2018
Ruskin School of Art, Degree Show 2017