Qian Nian Wu Tai

A Thousand-Year Stage

Daphne Xu

2019ChineÉtats-Unis35 minCouleur

A Thousand-Year Stage combines observational footage of local residents with staged performances on current and proposed high-speed rail stations in Xiongan New Area. In this transitional moment in the history of the region, I center the film on a similarly transient (non)place, the high-speed rail station. Foregrounding the station and its occupants captures the physical and temporal collapsing of scales that occurs when a high-speed rail station is built at a scale far larger than its rural surroundings, cutting across landscapes at a speed much faster than the local pace of life.

  • PRODUCTION : Harvard University