The Chocolate Factory
8 March - 7 April
Beijing Silvermine / 2009-2013 by Thomas Sauvin from The Archive of Modern Conflict, with a film by LeiLei and intervention by Melinda Gibson
A unique photographic archive of rescued negatives portraying people in China Beijing Silvermine is a unique photographic portrait of the capital and the life of its inhabitants following the Cultural Revolution. It covers a period of 20 years, from 1985, namely when silver film started being used massively in China, to 2005, when digital photography started taking over. These 20 years are those of China's economic opening, when people started prospering, travelling, consuming, having fun.
As a special commission for FORMAT13, Melinda Gibson has collaborated with Thomas Sauvin and the archive to make a series of interventions for the exhibition.
Short documentary interview with Thomas Sauvin about the collection by Emiland Guillerme: www.vimeo.com/40689438