The Opposite House presents Short Stays: A collection of short films by Local Film makers
(Beijing, May 2010)- With a vision to support the growing contemporary Chinese art scene, The Opposite House commissioned a short film collection project as an extension of their commitment to support emerging local artists in every medium, from sculptures to music and now, film. ?Short Stays? is a unique project that has given a platform to independent film artists in Beijing to explore the concept and space of the House.
In collaboration with independent producers and film makers Zhang Xianmin and Samantha Culp, the idea is inspired by the use of the hotel?s space. From the new wave classic ?Last Year at Marienbad? to the sleek ?Lost in Translation,? hotels have always been great cinematic spaces. The closed door of a hotel room naturally evokes themes of mystery, memory, desire, escape, and curiosity.