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March 04, 2011

Ann Arbor Film Festival Opening Reception of Wang Bing's Crude Oil

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is proud to present Wang Bing (王兵)'s 14-hour video Crude Oil via an exhibition March 11 - April 1 at the University of Michigan WORK gallery. On Friday, March 25 at 3pm in the UM Museum of Art, the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival will present an artist talk with Wang Bing via Skype, co-hosted by the UM Department of Screen Arts and Cultures and moderated by UM professor Markus Nornes. The Wang Bing exhibition and artist talk are supported by the UM Center for Chinese Studies and the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan.

In 2008 Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing followed a team of workers on an oil-drilling rig in China's remote Qinghai province. The resulting extraordinary 14-hour film, Crude Oil, is a patient observation of the large and small details in the grinding daily routine of the men as they work the platform in the harsh and near featureless landscape of Huatugou, a high plateau some 3900 meters above sea level.

Crude Oil will be shown as an installation piece in the WORK gallery Ann Arbor, presented in two 7-hour sections on alternate days during gallery hours. The AAFF will host an opening reception with light fare Friday, March 11 in conjunction with Sarah Berkeley's Walking Mind exhibition at the WORK gallery.

OPENING: Wang Bing Crude Oil / Sarah Berkeley Walking Mind
WHEN: Friday, March 11 @ 7 - 10pm
WHERE: WORK gallery Ann Arbor
306 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Gallery hours Tue - Sat 12-7

Posted by zzhu at March 4, 2011 02:49 PM