This video is inspired on my experiences during a visit of Huaxi village in China.
The construction of image based fantasy and spectacle is an important part of how the Chinese government runs its country. Chinese projects are often more about performance and propaganda. Some of these mechanism, I realise, are not unique to china, but merely more apparent when observed from an outsider point of view. Wandering through Huaxi village, China’s most succesful socialist village, I found myself in a new world in which it became harder and harder to separate fiction from fact. In this animated video I further blurred this line and imagined how these mechanisms could be mobilised to envision a different future.