creative work

During my fieldwork in two parks in Beijing, I started to document the moving images I made in between the wiring and talking into a mini-documentary and as such, echoing Zito: “my fieldwork mimicked the work of the production of the social itself; that is, it combined ongoing moments of liveness and objectification” (Zito 2014, 9).  Using moving images as a research tool, I was able to play and replay the social scenes, the body movements, and the evaporating calligraphy, and progress from there with analysis after the characters had evaporated and the calligraphers had left. Watch it here!