Stratum 2: The Asthenosphere
CHINA / 264 MIN / EXPERIMENTAL / DOCUMENTARY
Director 导演 : 丛峰 Cong Feng Screenplay 编剧 : 丛峰 Cong Feng
This is a film both about the spectacle and the space, about how the spectacle has caused the mutation of the (physical and phycological) space in which we reside. This film is determined to be the ‘film on space’ of our times, an epic theater, the general observation of the geological structure of this time.
I therefore invent or re-invent some terms for my purpose：
Archae(now)logy; Ruinology; space bankruptcy; theater of life -- theater of cruelty -- theater of spectacle;
the body-film; the New Berlin Wall - Iron Curtain; and “refugees without camps”, ‘the plants”, “the ghosts,” the asthenosphere, dark energy...
I have stolen a great amount of found footages/ready materials or already existed films. This “stealing” is exactly the way to get connected with history and the history of film, to construct an “echo film”.