Xiaohu Zhou – Forgotten Column (China, 2010, 6:20 min)

Forgotten Column addresses voluntary and involuntary situation of forgetfulness.Zhou ponders upon the similarities between video editing and building sentences as he seeks to surpass the logic of literal narration and allow the complexity and multiplicity of perceived realities. The video is painstakingly shot frame to frame through slow adjustments of miniature ceramic sets.

BIO: Zhou Xiaohu, born 1960 in Changzhou (in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu), is one China’s pioneers of video animation and experimental film. But he also makes sculptures and installations that often combine older and newer media forms. Originally trained as a painter at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in Chongqing (as well studying sculpture at the Suzhou Art Institute), after graduating in the early 1990s Zhou began work as a graphic designer. His experience working with computers as a tool for creative work (to which he also bring his painterly and sculptural knowledge) has determined his artistic practice since the mid-nineties.