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Li Ning

Release year: 2007

Run time: 17 mins

Film type: Experimental film


These buildings that will never be completed are called unfinished buildings in China, and we call them the Garden of Eden. But this Eden is not like the other Eden. There are no flowers and heaven here; it's cold and ugly. But there is temptation and original sin, a closed psychological space. Every night, I face the computer alone, carefully editing and analyzing. It turned out to be a questioning of gods and legends, deconstructing the concept of the classic text "Eden".


Director biography

Li Ning, born in 1972, is a theatre and film director, a physical education researcher and practitioner, and a curator.
He graduated from the Fine Arts Education Department of Shandong Art Academy, specializing in sculpture. In 1997, he founded The Physical Guerrillas, a group engaged in the creation of physical theatre and live performance art, performed at home and abroad.
As an artist, he has created a large number of theatre and film works, many of which have become classics of contemporary Chinese physical theatre and video art, and he is also recognized as a representative of these two fields.