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Xu Yi ‘The seat’

THE SEAT is a short film created by friends who believe in the spirit of independent expression. The film depicts the beauty of a young adult's determined transition through featuring a single couch, a step of re-position and a longing of solitary. The cast and crew are Shanghai-based young gallery curator, architect, designer and art student who stand nearby their first intersection of career choice and life paths. The team devoted their weekends in completion of this film with generous supports from their seniors in the local art field.


English Biofilmography Born in Shanghai, China in 1989. Graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a major in Art History. Currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.
Screenplay XU, YI
Photography Director XU, YI
Art Director WANG, YIFAN
Editing XU, YI
Sound Mr. Audio
Animation not applicable


Selections 2015
Asia Now, presented by Art in the City, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
Screening of The Seat, Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
China Women’s Film Festival, Communication University of China, Beijing, China
Women’s Short Films, Bubbly Nation, Shanghai, China
38th Asian American International Film Festival, City Cinema Village East, New York, USA
A Long Week of Short Film, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
1st Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
No Limits Film Festival, The Wild Project, New York, USA

Xu Yi 'The seat'China / Hong Kong - 2014 - 19'00" Exprimental/Art

Recording format HD Video Projection Format DVD Screen Format 16/9 Colour B&W Sound Stereo