Huang Xiang (China, 1979) lives and works in Songzhuang. After a performance of Jasmine Flower, he spent thirty days in jail on the orders of the Chinese authorities and his freedom to work as an artist was restricted. He directed the feature-length Roast Chicken (2012).
Yumen (Orig.) / 2013 / China, United States / 65 min
YUMEN combines ghost stories and “ruin porn” to form a celluloid psycho-collage of wandering souls seeking connection with one another and a lost collective history among the frozen remnants of the abandoned oil town of Yumen in China’s northwest Gansu province.