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Frozen

12 Mar (Sat), 4:05pm

Post screening conversation with director Wang Xiaoshuai and M+ curators, Yung Ma and Pi Li

Frozen (1996)
95 min, Mandarin with English subtitles, 35mm, China

In the early 1990s, the artist Qi Lei planned a four-part performance, named after the solstices and equinoxes, on the subjects of death and burial. After the first three performances won attention from media and colleagues, Qi decided to use his body to melt a massive block of ice during the summer solstice.

Wang Xiaoshuai (Chinese, born 1966) is a director living in Beijing. His work takes the rapid urbanisation of China as its background and depicts the material and theoretical predicaments individuals face in everyday life.

Courtesy of Wang Xiaoshuai's studio, Fortissimo Sales, Shu Kei Chuang Zao She, Dongchun Films

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