Eastside Projects host Haze And Fog, a video installation by Chinese artist Cao Fei. It's a zombie movie that explores how collective consciousness emerges from day-to-day tedium. The characters are symbolic of traditional and modern China.
If you're a bit of an East-Asian cinema buff, you'll love this. You may already know of Cao Fei, but if you've never heard her name, be prepared for an education in modern Chinese cinema.
Zombie in action
Apparently the motif of zombies, social control, and government is not as popular a theme in China, thus Fei's film is treading untouched water, and hoping audiences will applaud her delve into exciting territory.
Haze and Fog' is Cao Fei's most ambitious moving image work to date and is a joint commission produced by Eastside Projects and Vitamin Creative Space. 'Haze and Fog' is commissioned by University of Salford (the university I attended), and Chinese Art Centre, Eastside Projects, and Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University, with Vitamin Creative Space. So if you're not impressed, a lot of people, groups and communities have a lot to answer for. Every effort has gone into this film, and to watch it, will truly be enjoying a historic movement in East-Asian cinema.