Project Description

Daphne Xu

Portrait of Daphne Xu

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2019-20, 2020-21

Daphne Xu (b. 1992, Toronto) is an artist exploring the politics and poetics of place through film, video, photography, and printed matter. With a background in anthropology and city planning, her practice engages observations of the everyday and affective experiences of contested landscapes. She is working on a series of films in Xiongan New Area, Hebei, China’s most recently planned megacity; the first film A Thousand-Year Stage (2020) premiered at Visions du Réel.

FSC Works

A Thousand-Year Stage

Daphne Xu

Local residents of Xiongan New Area, China’s most recently planned megacity, await its transformation.

Huahua World (Huahua shijie)

Daphne Xu

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.

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