"GZ Calling" approaches the tangled relationship between #China and #Africa from the embedded perspective of a private investigator surveilling Guangzhou’s export markets. The 3-channel video installation envisages a world in which the supply and demand of counterfeit goods has grown to rival Western brand-name #capitalism . Through the narrator’s eyes, these vast wholesale malls are a bewildering space of cultural collision and exchange, of copies and fakes, dreams and paranoia. Based on interviews with investigators and lawyers working on the front lines of anti-counterfeiting in China today, GZ Calling is the first iteration of the upcoming film and research project The Qilin. —
Installation view from "Chinafrika. under construction": Sam Hopkins / David Lalé GZ Calling (2017)
The project is funded by Filmstiftung NRW, Arts Council UK, metroZones and Iwalewahaus.
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