The First Line of China Project (Ongoing)

The First Line of China Project is a long-term ongoing project launched in 2017. It is developed through three stages:

  1. Prints installation—Yang Juan Ding Zi (2017);

  2. Photobook—Zhong Guo Di Yi Xian (2018);

  3. Essay film—The First Line of China (2019).


 

Ongoing Film Project—The First Line of China (2019)

 

The First Line of China is a 45-min first-person essayistic documentary film. To recover the history and the story of an isolated industrial town attached to a local state-owned cement factory in Dongbei (the Northeast), China, I go on home return trips, physically and spiritually. During this process, I encounter the phrase “The First Line of China” for numerous times in different situations. This grand-sounding phrase impressed me since its meaning is vague and uncommon, but it clearly refers to the trace of official ideology from 1980s China. Following this trace, I finds more about the town and about my family story...

 

An excerpt from the film

 

Screenshots from the film, 1920p×1080p

 

Photobook Project: Zhong Guo Di Yi Xian (2018)

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Paperback, 108 pages, 244mm×313mm

 

Photo Project—Yang Juan Ding Zi (2017)

 
 

Install Shot

 
 
 

This is an ongoing project