Headlands Center for the Arts

Hu Liwei

China | film/video/new media
Artist in Residence Program 2020

Artist Statement

My work investigates the inexorable development of urban history, the enormous societal changes, the relationship with nature, and the collective memories caused by the economic progress of China over the past decades. Through fieldwork and observations, my video works meditate on historical, industrial, and social dynamics in those transformation processes, attempting to create an intimacy with everyday nuances.

While at Headlands

While at Headlands, I will develop a new film exploring situations where late capitalism comes across latent animism, culminating in the fear that the interviewee’s soul might be stolen by the camera.

Selected Works

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