Is there something else I’ve lost?
16mm, color/sound, 34 min. 52 sec., Mandarin and English subtitles, China 2011
Urban gardening became part of the new organic life style, which goes along with a contemporary commoditization of our desires for nature, the natural and the sustainable. The film ‚takes a breath of fresh air‘ in the traditionally self-organized gardens in the suburbs of Wuhan, a city in China with over ten million inhabitants. Soon these carefully maintained vegetable gardens will be demolished by an accelerated modernization with its massive housing constructions. Nevertheless, at the moment, the film depicts fragments of fields and outlines traces of profound skills of how to construct support structures for plants to survive better.
Thanks to Raphaël Grisey, Sunshine, Ke Feng and Man Ling Li
Additional support provided by the University of Gothenburg, Akademin Valand
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