UPCOMING EXHIBITION

境遇 – 马莉个展

 

《 境遇 》:马莉

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展览开幕:2016年3月25日,下午3点到6点

导演现场介绍:开幕当天下午4点

 

3月26日,上午11点到下午1点:

《电影作者》研讨、交流及新刊介绍

丛峰、邱炯炯主持

参与编委:丛峰、胡新宇、马莉、黎小锋、邱炯炯

 

3月27日下午3点到6点:

讨论会

“女性视角”、“媒介的重新定义”、“影像作为媒介

江萌主持

江萌主题发言:题目: “影像的深渊”

 

与会嘉宾包括:

  • Benny Shaffer :哈佛大学感官人种实验室成员、人类学博士候选人
  • 丛峰:独立电影人、“电影作者”编委
  • 胡新宇:独立电影人、“电影作者”编委
  • 黄静远:艺术家
  • 何颖雅:艺术工作者、“家作坊”创始人
  • 江萌:纽约城市大学研究生院比较文学在读博士
  • 马莉:独立电影人、“电影作者”编委
  • 毛晨雨:稻电影主持、麋鹿大学主持、“电影作者”编委
  • 周昕:研究员、策展人

 

(排名以拼音顺序排列为准)

 

META / 展览简介:

 

Meta 将在3月25日至5月4日举办马莉首次个展《境遇》。

 

展览主要展示马莉导演近年两部重要电影作品:《京生》和《无镜》。

 

在拍摄、制作影片《京生》的过程中,马莉长期深入北京城南的城中村,以客观的视角及不追求完整叙事的方法完成了这部作品。全片黑白影像,不局限于个案研究。在地长达六年的拍摄和研究工作中,导演除了完成了这部影像作品之外,还收集了大量的档案和物件。资料本身所带有的材质、痕迹、内容成为特定时期的媒介承载物。这些原本承担宣传媒介功能的物件如今抽丝剥茧般重现或重构出被消抹掉的真实。

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而在《无镜》中,马莉纪录了高原地区的环境及人的生存境遇:糅合了青稞、小麦的清甜和黄沙、暴雪的粗粝。影片也直面了高原地域上的宗教信仰和精神依赖之间简单又复杂,紧密交融的关系。

 

纪录片进入展览:独立电影与当代艺术的相遇是否依然仍拘泥于观看方式上的局限?还是能够重新回归于电影的物质性:重新回到电影作者所表现的社会等级以及个人体验的价值认可上,以及对媒介本身的探究中,来超越身体及视觉观看经验的囹圄?

 

除了作为独立纪录片导演的身份,马莉还是独立出版物《电影作者》的编委。《电影作者》是由若干中国独立电影人发起的一份关于“电影创作及批评”的刊物。

 

围绕这次展览将展开“女性视角”、“媒介的重新定义”、“影像作为媒介”等相关话题的探讨。同时,Meta有幸邀请到独立出版物《电影作者》六位编委,将在现场举办相应研讨、交流及新刊介绍等活动。

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马莉简介:

纪录片工作者

 

《京生》参展记录:

2012

鹿特丹国际电影节中国单元

FIRST青年电影节评委会特别奖

首尔数字电影节绿变色龙奖

中国北京独立电影节评委会奖

中国独立影像年度展真实人物奖

阳光华语纪录片铜奖(2小时版)

 

《无镜》参展记录:

2011

云之南纪录影像展

北京新青年影像年度展

北京新青年影像年度展评委会特别奖

北京新青年影像年度展最佳技术奖

 

《电影作者》简介

《电影作者》是由若干中国独立电影人发起的一份关于“电影创作及批评”的刊物,主要目的为促进创作交流及资讯分享,所有编辑工作人员均为义务工作,刊物为非盈利性质,每期提供少量纸质印刷本,仅供有需要的机构及个人(有偿)收藏交流。

 

Meta简介:

Meta Gallery成立于二零一四年。从二零一六年开始,Meta Gallery 将只进行非盈利展览项目,并持续推进自二零一五年开始的室内外特定场域的艺术实验项目。装置及影像艺术是我们主要关注的,同时我们也关注研究式艺术项目和组织相应的交流和小型会议。

 

 

 

 

Condition : Ma Li Solo Exhibition

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Opening:

3pm – 6pm,March 25th 2016

Artist’s introduction: 4pm

11am – 1pm,March 26th 2016

Symposium on indepednent publication Film Auteurs

Moderators: Cong Feng, Qiu Jiongjiong

Speakers: Hu Xinyu, Ma Li, LiXiaofeng

3pm – 6pm, March 27th 2016

Symposium on “Female Perspectives”, “ Redefining Media” and “Moving Image as Medium”

Before The Abyss of the Moving Images

Talk by Jiang Meng,PhD student of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.

Respondents:

Benny Shaffer: PhD Candidate of Media Anthropology at HarvardUniversity, and a member of the Sensory Ethnography Lab.

Cong Feng: Independent filmmaker, member of the editorial board of Film Auteurs.

Hu Xinyu: independent filmmaker, member of the editorial board of Film Auteurs.

Huang Jingyuan: Artist.

Elaine Ho: Art worker, founder of HomeShop.

Li Xiaofeng: Independent filmmaker, member of the editorial board of Film Auteurs.

Ma Li: independent filmmaker, member of the editorial board of Film Auteurs.

Zhou Xin: researcher, curator.

(Listed alphab etically by last name)

META / Intro

Meta Gallery Will Host the First Ever Solo Exhibition by DocumentaryFilmmaker Ma Li from March 25th to May 4th.

This exhibition will show case the filmmaker’s two important works inrecent years: Born in Beijing and Mirror of Emptiness.

In making Born in Beijing, MaLi dug deep into a village-in-the-city in the southern part of Beijing. She completed a documentary film with an objective perspective and intentionally fragmental narrative. The film was in black-and-white, and was not limited to case studies. During the six years of filming and research, the director also collected a large amount of documents and objects, whose materiality, trace and content are now media on their own. These objects are now re-narrating, or reconstructing an erased reality in their own rights.

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In Mirror of Emptiness, Ma Li documented the environment and living condition in high plateau societies, a life with refreshing barley and wheat, whipped by rough and brutal sand and snow storms. The film also faces the simple yet complex, intertwining relationship between religion and spiritual reliance in the highland.

Documentary Film in Exhibition: Should the meeting point of independent film and contemporary art be limited to viewing constraints? Can we go back to the materiality of film, back to a value system the film auteurs constructed, about social hierarchy and personal experience, about the exploration of media, and to experiences of film that go beyond the limitation of our bodily viewing possibilities?

A side from her work as a documentary filmmaker, Ma Li is also on the editorial board of independent publication FilmAuteurs. Accompanying the exhibition, a symposium of various topic sincluding “Female Perspective”, “Redefining Media” and “ Film as Medium” will be organized. Meta Gallery has the pleasure to have the six editorial boardmembers of Film Auteurs in house to introduce the publication and exchange ideas with the audience.

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Ma Li: Documentary Filmmaker

Past Exhibitions of Born inBeijing:

Rotterdam International Film Festival: China Focus, 2012

Critic’s Award for the FIRST Young Filmmaker’s Festival, 2012

Chameleon Award for the first Seoul Digital Film Festival, 2012

Critic’s Award, Beijing Independent Film Festival, 2012

Real Character Award, China Independent Film Festival, 2012

Bronze Award, Sunshine Chinese Documentary Award, 2012 (two-hourversion).

Past Exhibitions of Mirror of Emptiness:

Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival, 2011

Critic’s Award and Best Technical Merit Award, Beijing New Youth Film Festival, 2011

About Film Auteurs

Film Auteurs is a publication on “film production and criticism” founded by a number of Chinese independent filmmakers. All editorial staff work as volunteers, and the publication is a not-for-profit entity. Every issue is published in limited print for interested individuals and organizations to collect.

About Meta Gallery

Founded in 2014, Meta Gallery will only host not-for-profit projects starting from 2016. Meta Gallery will continue its outdoor site-specific experimental series. Focusing its attention primarily on installation and moving image, the gallery also sponsors research-based projects and small symposiums on related topics.