This poem conveys Sha Qing’s contemplation on Paul Celan, and can be connected to a textual monlogue in his film Lone Existence: ‘Tales of people’s suffering still continue to pour in. It’s hard to ignore the haunting thoughts that come with that.’ From 1940 to 2020, what is rotating is not only the seasons, but also the fate of humans.
Sha Qing was born in Beijing in 1965. He started filmmaking as a sound recordist and editor for various documentaries. His debut film Wellspring was completed in 2002. He finished Fading Reflections in 2010, which is redeveloped into his new feature film Lone Existence (2016).