Stuart Croft: Films About Death and Dancing

Platform China, Beijing

Films About Death and Dancing is the first solo show in China of the London based, film-maker Stuart Croft. The exhibition curatedby David Thorp features three of Stuart Croft’s major moving image works, all of which were completed between 2010-2011. They are each presented as continuously projected installations across Platform China’s gallery spaces.Croft’s films are made to be seen in galleries ratherthan in cinemas and are shown on endless loops so that the spectator can enter the film at any point.Each film explores what happens when subjects common to the orthodox linear cinema are shown without a beginning or end and how these ‘normal’ subjects of cinema are affected when they arelooped in the gallery space. Do the themes of desire, power and corruption, deception and temptation (familiar from the popular cinema) become more authentic when they are made endless, as opposed to the way they are perceived in the linear system of mainstream narrative cinema?

Open:Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Address:Platform China, No. 319-1, East End Art Zone A, Caochangdi Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Phone: +86 10 6432 0091
Opening hour:Tue – Sun, 11am – 6pm
Photo credits:Stuart Croft, The Stag without a Heart

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