Austria / China , 2020, 16'01''
Director: Lisa Truttmann
Producer: Lisa Truttmann
Editor: Lisa Truttmann

Synopsis: Hú Zhǎng Zhū writes ancient Chinese poems with water on the ground in Fuxing Park, Shanghai. After a few minutes, the characters dry out and disappear. She is the only woman within the bustling crowd of men, and due to her calligraphy skills she is respected and highly admired. I come back to see her often, in order to learn from her and capture these ephemeral moments.

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Director: Lisa Truttmann
Lisa Truttmann is an artist and filmmaker based in Vienna. In her work she weaves documentary elements into staged settings and essayistic montages, tracing the structures of social, urban and natural landscapes. She studied Transmedia Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and received a Fulbright scholarship for her graduate studies in Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts. Screenings and exhibitions at CPH:DOX, Viennale, New York FF Projections, Images Festival Toronto, Jihlava IDFF, Bertha DocHouse London, Ann Arbor FF, MAK Vienna, Kunsthalle Project Space, Alianza Francesa Buenos Aires, among others. Teaching activities at the University of Art and Design Linz and University of Applied Arts Vienna since 2017, member of the Golden Pixel Cooperative since 2018.

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