2016, Video, 27’35’’
Canton Novelty is a work about “creating” miracles in our everyday life. Three close friends, Ruohan, Lily and Zoe, are spending their summer vacation together in the southern Chinese city, Guangzhou. They curiously document their vacation using their cell phones, while at the same time “discover” the superpower that each of them possesses. The film recounts how these three girls explore the city of Guangzhou with their magic superpowers.
2014, Video, 18’
Six young people reside in an empty house. Their everyday life consists of playing and repeating violent behavior without actual conflicts, and rehearsing various forms of marches and protests. Their action is the product of our time, which is flooded by mediatised images, yet is still full of unknowns. These self-trainings become their instinctive reaction and way of existence.
Born 1981 in Guangzhou; lives and works in Beijing
Fang Lu received her BFA from the Graphic Design Department of the School of Visual Art in New York in 2005, and her MFA from the New Genres Department of the San Francisco Arts Institute in 2007. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Boers-Li Gallery; Pekin Fine Arts, Arrow Factory, Space Station, the Borges Libreria Institute of Contemporary Art; and in group exhibitions including the “28 Chinese” in the Rubell Family Collection Museum in Miami, “China 8” in Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, the Pierre Huber Prize show in OCAT Shanghai, “My Generation” in Tampa Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, “On/Off” in Ullens Center for Contemporary Art , Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing, Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial. She is co-founder of Video Bureau, an independent video archive resource in Beijing and Guangzhou.