The Storm in the Morning

Jiehao Su

Synopsis

The Storm in the Morning is an autobiographical film. It blends digital, natural, and cultural worlds to build a multidimensional narrative where memories, languages, and images work together to navigate and reconstruct my personal experience and perception. By returning to the tradition of remembering in classical Chinese literature, I aim to create new dialogues or connections between the experience and memory, languages and images, the present and the past.

Director Biography

Jiehao Su is a Chinese artist/photographer/filmmaker, whose practice focuses on self-identity, cultural memory, and the sense of belonging. His work has been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions at Museums around the world, such as the Musée du quai Branly (Paris, France), NRW Forum (Düsseldorf, Germany), United Photo Industries HQ Gallery (New York City, USA), Actual Size (Los Angeles, USA), and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing, China). His work has been featured in The New Yorker, The California Sunday Magazine, British Journal of Photography, and Chinese Photography, among other publications. His work is in the public collections of the University of New Mexico Art Museum in USA and FDDM in Switzerland. Su holds an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design (USA) and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Independent A.I.R. in Denmark and SMArt in Switzerland. He is currently based in Beijing, China and Providence, United States.

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