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Songkai Zhou

Unnamed Road (2022)

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Songkai Zhou was born in Henan, China, in 1992. He studied filmmaking, literature and aesthetics at the China Academy of Art and the Royal College of Art. His work focuses on the dialogue between the individual existential condition and the collective memory of public life. He continuously explores and enquires about the kinship between natural elements and human beings, as well as the historical traces of landscapes and objects in the living space of the current technological era. The road serves as metaphorical imagery in his works, weaving the individual's personal experience of fate and freedom, existence and emptiness. His works span a diverse range of forms such as poetry, painting, film, photography and other artistic media. In his film work, he utilises non-logical implicit narrative to explore the visual poetics of cinematography in the flow of time.