CAO FEI, born in 1978 in Guangzhou. The recipient of multiple awards, she is one of the most innovative artists working in China. Her films and installations mix social commentary, popular aesthetics and references to Surrea-lism with documentary aspects.
Participation in the 50th, 52th and 56th Venice Biennales (2003, 2007, 2015).
Selected group exhibitions: Guggenheim Museum (2018); Palais de Tokyo (2017); MoMA, New York (2016); Fondation Louis Vuitton (2016).
Selected solo shows: Serpentine Gallery (2020); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019); K21, Düsseldorf; Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2018); MoMA PS1, New York (2017
KINO DER KUNST 2020
CHN 2018, 63’20’’, OHNE DIALOG/NO DIALOGUE
SOUND: Sleep Away By Bob Acri
A woman and a man and a modern-day mail-order dispatch. Instead of name badges, they both wear barcodes on their arms, just like the goods they carry through the gigantic logistics center where they work. They are the last humans that the Asia One Unmanned Warehouse still needs. The year is 2021. Together with a cute AI robot, a ménage-à-trois of increasingly emotional production processes unfolds. The film was shot in the mail-order center of the e-commerce giant JD.com near Shanghai. Reality has now arrived in the future: a grim yet tender social documentary meets science fiction.