Chronicle of a Dream Foretold

Chronicle of a Dream Foretold utilizes the manipulation of time and the multi transferring of photographic stills, film and DV material to blur the boundary between documentary and fantasy. Inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960’s film of The Rolling Stones rehearsing their song Sympathy for the Devil, Li worked with a local Kazakhstani rock band Motor Roller in a studio recording their latest song ‘Dreams.’ These recordings are supplemented by abstract vignettes as diverse as scenes of equestrians, porcelain dolls and a switched on television in an empty interior.