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SONG TAO 宋涛
b. 1979, works and lives in Shanghai

SONG TAO 宋涛
2004
Single-channel video
8 minutes
Edition of 5
STU003

Song Tao’s film noir “Three Days Ago” (2005) is a poetic venture into the nighttime terrain of Shanghai. Along the way, the viewer glimpses certain recurring leitmotivs, such as a child playing hopscotch, a brightly lit highway tunnel and a haunting building. An electronic score that plays throughout lends the film a flowing rhythm all its own. The loop-like structure encourages the viewer to focus increasingly on the atmosphere rather than over-all narrative plot. The elliptical repetition also builds suspense that seems to accumulate towards the end. The dramatic scenes appear eternally; the urban nightly journey could take place anywhere, anytime. Song Tao presents a slice of reality as kinetic views of urban space and fragments of memory.
About the project of “4.7G”:Beginning 2004, I have cooperated music short video with Shanghai electronic music person-B6. We aperiodically do the new short music video until the totally added data is equally 4.7GB,also the capability of one DVD is 4.7G.
three days ago: produced between April to May in 2004,it’s the first video which belong to <<4.7G>>-the cooperation project by B6 and Song Tao,music produced by B6,directed by Song Tao. The length is 8’30 minutes.

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Related Exhibitions:
Walking On The Fade Out Lines Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai 03.24, 2018 -05.27, 2018
Shanghai Surprise K11 Art Mall, Shanghai 03.01, 2013 -04.10, 2013
Architectural Photography - Made in China MAKK, Cologne, Germany 09.01, 2012 -11.25, 2012
Shanghai Kino Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland 05.30, 2009 -07.19, 2009
China Contemporary Netherlands Architecture Institute; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Netherlands Fotomuseum, The Netherlands 06.10, 2006 -08.13, 2006
Restless MoCA, Shanghai 2006
Beyond Boundaries Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai 2004


Related Texts:
Three Days Ago TEXT 2007
Overcoming the Anxiety of Displacement - Song Tao and B6's Video Installation, Yard , Paul Gladstone TEXT 2007-03-28



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