Huang Weikai's astonishing film compiles video footage from amateur filmmakers shot on the streets of modern day Guangzhou and creates a dystopic vision of urban life on the brink of anarchy. Filled with surreal events and unbelievable encounters, Disorder is a city symphony film for the 21st century.
"Disorder is simply a gripping, stirring, occasionally shocking experience." Hua Hsu, The Atlantic
Official Selection, HOT DOCS International Film Festival, Toronto
Preceded by the short film: Incident by a Bank Ruben Ostlund, Sweden, 2009 A cinematic tour de force, this stunning short re-creates a real incident in a single shot.
Q&A with Cathryn Dwyre and Chris Perry (Pneumastudio), moderated by Paul Dallas
An opening reception will follow the Q&A.
Cathryn Dwyre Start-up specialist and designer Cathryn Dwyre is currently Managing Editor of ViaBooks with a volume forthcoming from MIT Press entitled Dirt. Dwyre has variously been an art book designer and publisher, and has produced art books and chapbooks. Dwyre graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture; her current work moves between community development around landscape strategy, to writing and researching around the topic of Play. Dwyre is interested in the capacity of landscape design to influence community development, as well as using environmental signs and systems as drivers in the design of landscapes.
Chris Perry Chris Perry is a graduate of Columbia University where he completed a Master of Architecture in 1997 with an Award for Excellence in Design. Following graduation he spent two years working as a project designer for Stan Allen before founding his first design practice servo with three other partners in 1999. After twelve years of practice with servo, Perry recently co-founded his current design practice pneumastudio in 2011. In 2010 Perry was the Louis Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Architecture, an endowed chair position for which he taught an elective history/theory seminar and advanced design studio, gave an evening lecture at the School, and led a student trip to Paris and Geneva. Since 2000 he has taught design studios and theory seminars in the architecture schools of Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Rice University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, the University of Toronto, and RMIT in Melbourne. Perry is currently an Assistant Professor at the Rensselaer School of Architecture where he is Director of the Post-Professional Program.
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