On Thursday, May 7, Zhou Tao's Blue and Red
will be shown at the Columbia University in New York.
Blue and Red
, commissioned by the first Han Nefkens – BACC Asian Contemporary Art Award, investigates the space of public squares. Shot in Guangzhou and Bangkok in 2014, the film captures people in the squares bathed in colors refracted from streetlights and LED screens, highlighting the contours of their actions and behaviors in new ways. This subtle theatricality that suspends reality is interrupted by the images of barricades, tear gas, riots, and thousands of protesters’ tents, that occupy the square but are also confined to it, raising questions about the connection between here and elsewhere.
This program is part of My Camera Doesn’t Lie? Documentary Aesthetics in East Asia
, a panel and screening series initiated by the Department of Art History of Columbia University, co-organized by Asia Art Archive in America.
Thursday, May 7, 7-8pm
Columbia University, Schermerhorn 612
116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Free and open to the public
More information: www.aaa-a.org