A series of one-minute films depicting life in Liverpool as a Chinese student were presented to the public last night, as part of the Liverpool International Photography Festival.
The films, which were created by Duan Changbo and Xu Rui, were shown at the Museum of Liverpool during the festival’s launch event. If you missed the launch, you can watch the films on YouTube.
The students’ films respond to LOOK/17’s theme of exchange between Liverpool and China, along with the festival’s focus on urbanism and how photography can capture the changes taking place in cities worldwide.
Duan is a music student. Duan wants to take his knowledge of the music industry that he’s learnt here back to China to secure better rights for artists. Xu is an art student and wants to work in a gallery when she returns to China.
LOOK/17 is a five-week festival that is taking place across various venues in Liverpool, including the Victoria Gallery and Museum. Now in its tenth year, the festival has worked on a series of exchange projects, bringing both new and existing work by Chinese artists to the UK to reflect on themes, including: urbanism, social housing, architecture, commerce and colonialism. The festival ends on Sunday, 14 May. For the full programme of events and exhibitions, please visit the LOOK/17 website.