Ancestral Nations

Li's three part video is an investigation into contemporary cultural values in China. The word 'Country' in Chinese writing means 'Ancestral Nation', a point of departure in this installation. Inspired by this meaning, Li set out to observe a state organised festival, marking the birthplace of Confucius. Corresponding to this - are scenes of the phenomenon taking place across today's China of thousands of people looking, waiting, thinking and actively pursuing their individual dreams.