Dunwu - Epiphanies
The series is part of an ongoing research on Lishi Jiyi, "historical memory", in Contemporary Mainland China.
The daily dramatization of the last century's "History of Humiliations" has become the magic box of PRC's education and cultural policies, since more than twenty years. Foundation of today's "China Spirit" campaigns, among the others, it may force 'memory' to be seen as an exclusively 'collective' tool, possibly exiling many subjective processes of remembrance from the 'National History' book.
Nonetheless, memory can also be every individual's unconscious action of remembrance, the random stream of illuminations and emotions layered and mixed up in every man's soul. In the attempt to recall these existential intuitions, personal stories here are only presented as sinking epiphanies, blurred snapshots and sudden illuminations, squeezed in the crowds and fluxes of the contemporary metropolis and its routine.