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b. 1971, works and lives in Shanghai
single-channel film
35 mm b&w film transferred to DVD, sound by Zhou Qing
13 minutes
Edition of 10 + 2AP

Backyard - Hey! Sun is rising
The film depicts a young man, or rather four young men, as they try to retain the sentimental feeling that is about to escape them when the sun comes up in the morning. In the expectations that they would never meet, they dressed up in the old military uniform and bathed in the morning sun. Their yawning drifts away with the wind; a wooden sword is the only attainable thing in their arms. The puppet-like laziness is shattered by the dancing sword, and they communicate in the anger of love and hate, but no real pain is ever felt. They attempt to capture the fiber of Peking Opera within the melody, but are accidentally brought above the city sky of their memories. Flowers are waiting to bloom under with the gentle touch of imagination. The impulses of all desires change rapidly in the morning before the sun comes out. If tender feelings can be trusted, then our existence is no longer important. All the fragments are like discontinuous dreamscape, yet sometimes they seem real. We all know everything merely happens in the moment of dawn... Listen, someone is shouting: hey, the sun is rising!

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Related Exhibitions:
Frieze Los Angeles Film & Talk, Paramount Theatre, Paramount Picture Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A 02.14, 2020
, Zhe Jiang Art Museum, Zhe Jiang 2018 -2018
3rd Beijing Biennial, CAFA Art Museum Beijing, Beijing & The cultural industry center of Beizhen, Jinzhou, Liaoning 09.28, 2018 -10.28, 2018
Lyrik·Film: Der Zauber des Alltäglichen, The Purple Mountain Theater TPM Nanjing 09.21, 2018 -09.23, 2018
International Shortfilm Festival Hamburg, cinemas Zeise and Metropolis, Hamburg, Germany 06.06, 2018 -06.10, 2018
Hey,Sun Is Rising!Screening of Short Films by Yang Fudong, Surplus Space, Wuhan 03.10, 2018 -05.10, 2018
Traces:International Video Collection of Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaitre, Beijing Ming Sheng Art Museum, Beijing 04.30, 2016 -05.21, 2016
Chinese Utopia’s Revisited – The Elephants, BOZAR, Brussel, Belgium 07.16, 2015 -08.30, 2015
Altrove: Yang Fudong, Capo d' Arte, Italy 07.26, 2014 -09.04, 2014
Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013, Berkeley Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A. 08.21, 2013 -12.01, 2013
Portrait of the Times, Power Station of Art, Shanghai 08.17, 2013 -11.10, 2013
Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland 04.06, 2013 -05.26, 2013
Fruits de la passion, Centre Pompidou - Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, France Oct,2012
One World Exposition / Fifth Night, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong 12.11, 2011 -01.08, 2012
The Distance of Reality, Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havaianas, Cuba 10.04, 2011 -11.10, 2011
Moving Image in China: 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai 09.09, 2011 -11.27, 2011
South Australian Film Festival, CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE OF SA, ADELAIDE, South Australia 2011
Three Films by Yang Fudong, Moving Image Gallery, Singapore Art Museum (SAM) at 8Q, Singapore 2011
Shanghai Kino, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland 05.30, 2009 -07.19, 2009
5 Films, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, U.S.A. 09.12, 2004 -10.24, 2004

Isabelle & Jean-Conrad Lemaître Collection
Centre Pompidou

Related Texts:
An Interview on The Nightman Cometh , Li Zhenhua TEXT 2012-03-10
Backyard – Hey! Sun is Rising TEXT 2008
Yang Fudong Recent Films and Videos - pressrelease and texts on works , Stedelijk Museum TEXT 2006

Related Publication:
Moving Image in China:1988-2011
Moving Image in China:1988-2011


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