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Yanbin Zhao


Om, 13:24 min.

Om is a quasi-visual diary retracing the quarantine experience of a Chinese person stranded in California during the peak of the pandemic. The film explores the rupture in both the personal and the political.


Zhao Yanbin’s film and installation works focus on the interpretation of “distance” in the sense of temporality and spatiality, as well as the ruptures and relations it creates on the historical, political, cultural, and personal level. He received an MFA in Film from California Institute of the Arts.

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