Inside The Factory

 

2009


While in China, Gerard & Marc undertook the creation of two ambitious new series. One depicted the family dramas of a Qing-Dynasty household presented in the style of a soap opera; the other set in a Diesel Engine Factory from the period of the Cultural Revolution. This second project was shot before a large public audience. It was remarkable that they could make such a work, which essentially satirized the period, with the support of the official festival and to the delight of the audience. Their ability to work interculturally on challenging themes is remarkable. A testament not only to their courage as artists but also their skill in engaging people from diverse backgrounds and drawing them in to consider challenging new ideas.

 
marc wasiak