In the Chinese region of Shenzhen a faithful replica of the Austrian city of Hallstatt has been constructed. The relations between Europe and China are much more significant than we are used to thinking and are undoubtedly destined to expand further. This replica of town-planning becomes the starting point for investigating the stereotypes that the western culture has developed in relation to Chinese society, and vice-versa.
Ella Raidel was born in 1970 in Gmunden, Austria. After having studied at Linz, she now lives in Taipei, working as a researcher at the Academia Sinica. As a video artist she has made various short and medium length films including: Cinema isn’t I see, It’s I fly (2013), Play life series (2012) and Subverses – China in Mozambique (2011).
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