Millenium Film Journal Screening: Video Bureau: Works from an Archive of Chinese Video Art

  • Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue New York, NY, 10003 United States

Based in Beijing and Guangzhou, Video Bureau is an artist-run not-for-profit organization focused on archiving video artworks and related material including writings, images, proposals, and installation plans, in order to build a database for researchers, writers, students, artists, and collectors.

In concert with her article, “Video Bureau, A Report from China,” published in the most recent issue of the Millennium Film Journal (MFJ 63), Ellen Zweig has curated this special one-program survey of Chinese video art, including work from China and Taiwan. Beginning with Chen Tong’s DON’T LET YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU, a humorous exploration of what it means to create an institution, and including works by Fang Lu, Li Xiaofei, Zhou Tao, and others, the selection represents a wide-range of styles, from documentary to performance video.