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b. 1971, works and lives in Shanghai
single-channel film
35mm b&w film transferred to HD, 5.1 sound track. music : Jin Wang
19 minutes 21 seconds
Edition of 10 + 2AP

1.Night Falls.
2.If the warrior in night is exist or disappear.

Yejiang (The night man cometh), a 35-mm film transferred to HD video, unfold in the realm of historical fantasy. An ancient warrior is seen wounded and forlorn after battle: he is in conflict about his path in life. Three ghost-like characters appear as emblems of feelings and thoughts that surface and clash within the warrior’s heart and mind as he has to decide whether to disappear or continue fighting. The Nightman Cometh implies two meanings: one is “The night falls”, which means the night is coming; the other one is “the general fights to the end”. Before the dawn, whether the general chooses to continue fighting or disappears and gives up. Roles set in the film are symbolic and performed in the way of dislocated time and space. One symbolises the ancient heroic fighter of the War spirit. The man and woman dressed in modern attires ghostly shuttle in the images along with an ancient princess. During the process of filming, the artist subconsciously confronts the cruel reality and constitutes the structure of the intricate narrative.

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Related Texts:
An Interview on The Nightman Cometh , Li Zhenhua TEXT 2012-03-10
The Lethe Machine — Yang Fudong and Wang Jianwei , Christopher Moore TEXT 2013-03-06

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Fotografie: International Video Mixed media
Ctrl+N: Non-linear Practice 2012 Gwangju Biennial special exhibition
Moving Image in China:1988-2011

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