Dragonfly Eyes

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7 - 9 PM

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Contemporary artist Xu Bing, whose sculpture Monkeys Grasp for the Moon is on permanent display in the Sackler, makes his feature moviemaking debut with this ingenious film. Composed entirely of actual surveillance and dashboard camera footage, Dragonfly Eyes tells the story of Qing Ting, a young woman who abandons her training at a Buddhist temple to explore the secular world—only to become absorbed in the digital one. A thought-provoking meditation on identity and voyeurism, Xu’s film is an eerie reminder that each of us is captured on surveillance cameras an average of three hundred times a day. (Dir.: Xu Bing, China/USA, 2017, 81 min., DCP, Mandarin with English subtitles)

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Meyer Auditorium
  • Cost: Free