Lighthouse has partnered with Cinecity to present the UK debut screening of works by three Chinese animation and video artists: Lu Yang, Zhou Ming and Chen Xi.
United under the theme of Absurd Utopias, the event highlights the differing futuristic visions of the artists as they confront a world that is spiralling uncontrollably away from traditional artistic and cultural Chinese values.
The event includes a Q&A with the curator Beth Troakes.
Having recently been selected to show her work at the Venice Biennale, Lu Yang is fast becoming a leading figure in video art and animation. Questioning the origins of mankind, the topics of her work span the scientific, religious, cultural and cosmological.
Zhou Ming is a multidisciplinary artist based in Shanghai. His work negotiates individual existence in the face of mass yet censored communication and the anxieties associated with modern technology.
Chen Xi is predominantly a video artist, who uses his work to parody contemporary culture in China. He has exhibited his work across China as well as in Finland, Russia and America.
Find out more this and other events taking place during Cinecity.
CINECITY: ABSURD UTOPIAS – Part of the Brighton Film Festival
Date: 19 November 2015
Times: 7pm (doors and bar open 6.30pm) – 8.30pm
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Tickets: £5 / £4 concessions (60+, unemployed and students. Please bring ID/proof with you). (Booking fee applies)