THIS THURSDAY AT SOCIÉTÉ I Screening of ‘’Dream Delivery’’ (2018) by Zheng Yuan @electroephemeral
We are delighted to invite you to the screening of ‘’Dream Delivery’’ (2018), which will take place at @societeberlin on November 28th at 7:00PM. This is the fifth event from the series ‘’Portraits of Asia’’ organised by Ida Yang.
An exhausted delivery rider sprawled on the bench of a roadside park and fell asleep safe and sound. In the dream composed of a long take, labourers gathered together in a Shanzhai park in the desert where dynamic riders became static “statues,” forming a contrast with the speed and efficiency they pursued inexhaustibly around the clock. In 24/7 by Jonathan Crary, sleep was described as something rarely available in the contemporary capitalist society. And in China, at the forefront of global capitalism, sleep has become a costly risk for these mobile people. In surreal and extremely realistic dreams, the artist made an attempt to capture the elements of fatigue and anxiety in this era — ceaseless mobility day-to-day is frozen in the virtual world, while unremembered faces in real life deserve close-ups in imaginary dreams.
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