"Wearing the Fog"
Duration: 13 min 38 sec
Opening Friday 25.1 19:00-22:00
Saturday 26.1 14:00-17:00
Sunday 27.1 14:00-17:00
or by appointment
"Wearing the Fog" is a double-screen video with a non-linear narrative structure. It circles around the cold of the industrial world and the indifference and estrangement of a family living in a rapidly developing city. Due to the lack of administrative control, the air pollution is very serious in this city. People have to communicate with each other through the obstruction of gauze mask and fog. This kind of interaction disrupts the possibility of real contact. Yafei mix the feeling towards this severe reality and the understanding towards family life to show the gap between two generations, the estrangement between the father and the mother and the clash between individual and social development, all of which is enhanced and manifested through the use of double-screen.
Yafei Qi is a performance- & video-artist with a background in filmmaking and painting based in Berlin. Her work examines the clashes between cultural norms & traditional values and the mindset of a globalising Chinese society.
Yafei received her BA in Film- and Video-Art at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2011 and graduated with a MFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHIB) in 2016. In 2015, she spent six months at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.
Her 2016 piece "Wearing the Fog" has been selected by various international films festivals and won - amongst other awards - "Best Experimental Film" at "The Broadway Film Festival" in Brooklyn, NY. In 2017, her performances "Life Tells Lies" and "I wonder why", as well as the resulting video-works, received international acclaim. Since then, Yafei has had museum exhibitions in Bergen, Shenzhen & Beijing.
Curated by Karin Keisu