Chang Qing's Film "Lao
Tian" will show inside the
Loft New Media Art Space at 3:00P.M Oct 7th, 2001
Lao Tian is a sanitation worker in an art school. He is 49
years old but has not married. He works very hard. Every day
he sweeps big yard once, sometime twice. Lao Tian has worked
in this school for many years. He has once been the security
guard of the school, now there are the professional security
guards in the school, so he can only be a sanitation worker,
but he still likes to wear the police uniform. If there is
an important activity, for example a meeting about recruiting
students, he will help to keep the order. Because his image
is not suitable for the situation, so the leader does not
permit him to participate in it. That makes him very disappointed.
Loa Tian has an old radio cassete and a TV set which often
without picture, when he is happy,he plays the Jin Opera with
the music from his radio cassete or dances disco which is
created by himself.
Lao Tian is a temporary worker, he has not the fixed apartment.
The school keeps to built new houses, the old ones keep to
be deemolished, and Lao Tian keeps to move from one home to
another. During this year I shoot the film here, he has moved
3 times and changed 4 places. Every time he moves, he always
hangs the image of Chairman Mao on the wall. The smile of
Chairman Mao warms his small room.
Lao Tian comes from the village of Tai Hang mountain. When
he was young, he had the experiences of love, but no one succeed.
Now, although he has girlfriend, but their relationship does
not last for long time. At the end part, the film talks about
a woman from Si Chuan province, her name is Xiao Gong. Lao
Tian want to marry her, but she thinks his salary is not enough
to support a family. Finally, she leaves.
Lao Tian has left the village for a long time, but till now
he still does not belong to this city. Talking about the past,
Lao Tian feels disppointed, talking about the future, he tells
Xiao Gong, I am old to do the work, my life won't change anymore.
Because of the techniques and the equipments, there are many
short comings in this film. During the course of making this
film, lots of friends helped me, especialy Mr. Jia Zhangke
and Mr. Song Yongping. Here I show my sincere thanks!
DV group action-1
feng lei's work "falling snow in yili" + "island"
curator: Zhang Yaxuan
date: Jan 26th, 2002
address: the loft new media art space
falling snow in yili
baheila(girl's name) live with her family in xinjiang,their
tradition is move with their house,they have no eletricity
at all, that's make her life very simple, her life just life
the snow flakes come to the earth and dispeared somewhere
||DV Film Festival
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