The Gaze Returned: Three Short Films from China

Directed by Huang Wenhai, Cao Fei & Wang Jianwei

Cornerhouse is delighted to present a special screening of three key short artist’s films from China including the UK premiere of Gaze, a stunning one stage performance piece by Wang Jianwei (previously part of our State Legacy exhibition, 2009). Crust by acclaimed director Huang Wenhai is about a Chinese steelworker in a Yangtze River shipyard, successfully integrating documentary and experimental forms. Also screening is another chance to see Cao Fei’s second life animation imirror that premiered to critical acclaim at the Venice Biennale 2007.

We are pleased to welcome Dong Bingfeng, Deputy Director of the Iberia Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing, for an introduction and post-screening Q&A.


£3 full / £2 Cornerhouse Members

54 minutes

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Year of production:
2007, 2009, 2010