Zhang Peili | the artist




The artist Zhang Peili
Born 1957, Luoyang, Henan Province, China.
Lives and works in Hangzhou.

Style and technique of the artist: Video,


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Biography
Endless dancing
Zhang Peiliís Last Words is a remaking of old Chinese patriotic movies. He extracted numerous scenes of communist heroes gasping their last words before dying, from those 1950s and 1960s revolutionary fictions, which were once the only entertainment during the Cultural Revolution and almost every scene of which was deeply rooted in the memories of the generation from that time. He then assembled the extractions into a loop of 15 minutes. Zhang Peili screened his movie in a dual projection format; one shows the normal sequential play of the assemblage, while the other show is a reversed play of the same assemblage, simultaneously…
Zhang Peiliís Last Words is a remaking of old Chinese patriotic movies. He extracted numerous scenes of communist heroes gasping their last words before dying, from those 1950s and 1960s revolutionary fictions, which were once the only entertainment during the Cultural Revolution and almost every scene of which was deeply rooted in the memories of the generation from that time…


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