Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Ai Weiwei is starring in a sci-fi short that needs your funding




Perhaps China's most-prominent artist, Ai Weiwei's diverse body of work includes sculpture, architectural installations, photography, and documentary films. For a new Kickstarter project Weiwei will appear on the other side of the camera, as an actor taking the leading role in a ten-minute sci-fi short. Set in "the not-too-distant future," the film stars Weiwei as a smuggler in a world without water. Called The Sand Storm, the film was shot by cinematographer Christopher Doyle — who won multiple awards including the Cannes Grand Technical Prize for his work with Wong Kar Wai on In the Mood for Love and 2046 and directed by Jason Wishnow, who previously worked on TED Talks.
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