Blue and Red, a video by Zhou Tao commissioned by the first Han Nefkens - BACC Asian Contemporary Art Award, can been seen this summer at Beaufort Beyond Borders in Belgium. This intriguing film won first prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany, and was shown during the New Directors/New Films festival
at the MoMA in New York City in March this year.
The video work by Chinese artist Zhou Tao (1976) reflects on the activities and facets of daily life. Our constantly changing identity interacting with others and reality inspire him to no end. Tao is part of a generation of Chinese artists who consciously experienced the swift urbanization and industrialization of their native land. This too is a theme one finds in his work. The artist did not make a conscious decision to use video as a medium or a language. The close link between the result of the camera and daily reality particularly sparked his imagination.
Beaufort Beyond Borders - an art project along the Belgium coast - takes place from 21 June until 21 September 2015.
More information: beaufort2015.be