Inside the Mansion
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 inter-culturally 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.
Winner of Pingyao Jin Hou Niao Zun award 2011 for best international Work