Bamboocene: I want to build a rocket, 78 min, 4K video, 2022
Polish artist Monika Czyżyk uses video-montage to create a darkly humorous Sci-Fi story in her video work Bamboocene: Memories of Synchronicity: two astronauts in costumes from Taobao arrive at a Chinese village in a leisurely manner (as if falling from a rocket capsule to the ground), a bit confused, they approach the performers who are practicing Huangmei opera, and start performing to the music. The film's title references the circadian phenomenon of the same kind of bamboo blossoming at the same time in different locations as a metaphor for the dislocation of time and space that occurs when cultural memories of other places collide in different contexts.
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