Wang Bing. Filming a Land in Flux

On the occasion of the Wang Bing focus program at the Courtisane festival (March 28 - April 1, 2018) and the subsequent program at CINEMATEK (April 2 - 5, 2018), the publication Wang Bing. Filming a Land in Flux will be available at Courtisane festival and CINEMATEK. This modest English publication – compiled, edited and published by Sabzian, Courtisane and CINEMATEK – aims to trace Wang Bing’s trajectory by way of a series of writings and interviews that were published between 2009 and 2017. From Luc Sante’s account of the “panoramic spectacle of progress collapsing” in West of the Tracks to Wang Bing’s written treatment for Past in the Present, they accompany the ongoing ventures of a filmmaker who has taken on the invaluable task of weaving a map of this other China, to film the trials and tribulations of a land in flux.


Stoffel Debuysere, Gerard-Jan Claes | 2018

The Great Leap Backwards

Luc Sante | 2009

Filming a Land in Flux

In Conversation with New Left Review | 2013

West of the Tracks: Continuing the Journey

Jean-Louis Comolli | 2013

Fengming, Anchor of China

In Conversation with Julien Gester | 2012

Fire in Every Shot: Wang Bing’s Three Sisters

Thom Andersen | 2012

“Those that work the most don’t own anything”

In Conversation with Didier Péron | 2014

The Denied Identity of the Nameless Voices

Eugenio Renzi | 2013

Alors, la Chine

In Conversation with Emmanuel Burdeau and Eugenio Renzi | 2014

“A certain freedom in life”

In Conversation with Michael Guarneri and Jin Wang | 2017

Vertical Cinema, Horizontal Cinema

Emmanuel Burdeau | 2017

Inner and Outer Space

In Conversation with Daniel Kasman and Christopher Small | 2017

Past in the Present. Director’s Statement

Wang Bing | 2012

Publication compiled by
Gerard-Jan Claes and Stoffel Debuysere

Michael Blanga-Gubbay, Cindy Carter, Veva Leye, Sis Matthé and C. Penwarden

Copy editing
Rebecca Jane Arthur and Sis Matthé

Patrice Deweer

Printed by
Grafikon NV , Flin Graphic Group

Thanks to
Thom Andersen, Kheya Bag (New Left Review), Emmanuel Burdeau, Jean-Louis Comolli, Julien Gester, Michael Guarneri, Daniel Kasman, Mark Peranson (Cinema Scope), Didier Péron, Eugenio Renzi, Christopher Small, Luc Sante, Jin Wang