Wang Bing / CN, 2016 / 148 min.
Wang Bing’s thoughtful film brings us closer to an ethnic community in Myanmar that the world has forgotten. Screened to accompany the exhibition around the EYE Art & Film Prize.
Wang Bing follows a group of refugees, members of the ethnic minority of Ta'ang, on the border between China and Myanmar. They are forced to flee from the renewed hostilities in the decades-old civil war in that region. Wang immerses us in the everyday concerns in a remote refugee camp, where life revolves around the search for family members and food. Wang Bing”s film is not meant to offer an analysis of a forgotten war, but to bring us closer to a suffering people that the world has forgotten in a way that appeals to our emotions.
Filmmaker Wang Bing is the winner of the EYE Art & Film Prize, a prize awarded to artists whose work explores the interface of art and film.
The film is shown without an intermission.
Hito Steyerl, Ben Rivers, Wang Bing - EYE Art & Film Prize
The intersection between film and visual art is an important focus of exhibition policy at Eye. To underline this, Eye and the Paddy and Joan Leigh Fermor Arts Fund launched an annual prize in 2015 to promote new work by an artist/filmmaker who is making an important contribution to this interdisciplinary field.