The Austrian Cultural Forum is proud to announce that Ella Raidel’s essayistic documentary, Double Happiness, about urban development in China starting from the replica of the small Austrian town of Hallstatt will be presented in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong in December:
„This surreal, exquisitely framed documentary looks at the construction of a near-exact replica of a scenic Austrian town—cobblestone by cobblestone—in an undeveloped Chinese tract of land. In a style both entrancing and playful, the film questions the difference between real and imagined, model and reality, raising thought-provoking questions about the nature of authenticity and happiness. Features insightful interviews with urban planners, designers, and trailblazing Beijing architect Ma Yansong.“ Anthony Kaufman/Chicago International Filmfestival about Double Happiness
Beijing, 4th of December:
Institute for Provocation is excited to present PASTED LANDSCAPE, a three-day workshop consisting of an artist film screenings, research presentations and discussions. It is part of a year long curatorial research project which examines the pervasive practice of architectural mimicry in contemporary Chinese residential built environment. Through artistic and architectural investigation, PASTED LANDSCAPE aims to provide a platform intended to unpack the complexities behind the mimicry architecture phenomena, inviting international and local visitors to participate in these discussions.
Friday December 4th 6 – 9:30 pm in IFP Studio
7:30 – 8:45 Screening of “Double Happiness” by Austrian filmmaker Ella Raidel
Guangzhou, 11th of December:
1st Asia Bienniale/ 5th Guangzhou Trienniale
11 December 2015-10 April 2016
Opening: 11 December
Guangdong Musuem of Art
Yanyu Road 38
Hong Kong, 16th of December:
As a part of the 2015 Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism & Architecture, DOUBLE TAKE is a three-day event that examines the pervasive practice of architectural mimicry in contemporary China.
DOUBLE TAKE brings together the works of film makers, architects, photographers, and scholars from China, Hong Kong, the US and the UK, collectively questioning how mimicry has shaped the idea of the home and the formation of architectural identities in China, Hong Kong, and the wider Chinese diaspora.
Day 1: WORKSHOP: 15th December 10am-5pm @ Hong Kong Design Institute
Day 2: FILM SCREENING: 16th December 2-6pm @ Hong Kong Arts Centre Agnes B Cinema
Day 3: SEMINAR: 17th December 2-7pm @ Hong Kong City Gallery 3F
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