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Join writer and artist Xiaolu Guo in this new talk as she discusses the way she engages with the photographic image through language. This talk will also touch on themes surrounding notions of changing identity and home.
Moderated by artist and filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman.
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Xiaolu Guo describes herself as a guerilla gardener, a peasant punk, an activist filmmaker, a zealous memoirist, a documentary novelist and a social Taoist. Growing up in southern China in an agricultural landscape, she has a deeply rooted connection with farmers, soil, plants, the ocean and nature in general. Since moving to Britain in 2002, after having lived in various European cities, she has published several award winning books and directed a dozen films. She is ceaselessly looking for new languages to express the relationship between human narratives and the inescapable laws of nature and cosmos. Radical is her most recent non-fiction published by Penguin UK 2023.
Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a Jarman Award winning artist, filmmaker and cultural activist whose multi-layered practice calls for a profound re-imagining of the relationship between people, place and ecology. Andrea’s films screen internationally, at festivals such as Berlin, Locarno, Oberhausen, Istanbul, in exhibitions at the London Open (Whitechapel Gallery), Spike Island, COCA, as well as in activist spaces, community centres and cinemas.
Andrea is currently working on a film and expanded installation, produced by The Wapping Project, Wayfaring Stranger (2024). Andrea is Professor of Possible film at Central Saint Martins.
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