FSC-Harvard Fellow 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23
Daphne Xu explores the politics and poetics of place through film, video, photography, and printed matter. Her practice engages observations of the everyday and of contested landscapes. She is working on a series of films in Xiongan New Area, Hebei Province, a rural area slated to become a megacity; the first film A Thousand-Year Stage (2020) premiered at Visions du Réel.
A Thousand-Year Stage
Local residents of Xiongan New Area, China’s most recently planned megacity, await its transformation.
Huahua World (Huahua shijie)
Huahua World is an observational film about Huahua, a rambunctious woman in her late 40s who livestreams herself dancing as her primary source of income.
Spring Festival Screenings of Daphne Xu’s “Huahua’s Dazzling World and Its Myriad Temptations”
"Huahua’s Dazzling World and Its Myriad Temptations" continues its festival run at the Museum of Moving Image First Look Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Athens International Film and Video Festival.
FSC Fellows screen at Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real
November 13-26: Current and former FSC Fellows screen new works at Lincoln Center's Art of the Real.
Daphne Xu’s “A Thousand-Year Stage” to premiere at Visions du Réel
"A Thousand-Year Stage," FSC-Harvard Fellow Daphne Xu's film premieres this month at the Visions du Reel Film Festival.