A series of movies

This joint exhibition is a culmination of students at Zhaoqing University (Zhaoqing, China) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York, U.S.A.) working simultaneously to offer their impressions of America and China, respectively.

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Zhaoqing University

Chen Yan Mei [allow loading time]

Chen Si Ya [allow loading time]

Chen Mao Li [allow loading time]

Cui Chi Ying [allow loading time]

Li Wen Wen [allow loading time]

Zhong Qiu Mei [allow loading time]

Luo Jing Ping [allow loading time]

Liang Ying Ying [allow loading time]

Tang Yun [allow loading time]

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Alison Cisek [allow loading time]

Adam Cottrell [allow loading time]

Zack Dennig [allow loading time]

Joel Enriquez [allow loading time]

Devin Galvin [allow loading time]

Bridgette Kenkel [allow loading time]

Justin Kleinert [allow loading time]

Jiayi Kong [allow loading time]

Jessica Summa [allow loading time]

Pat Marion [allow loading time]

Matthew West [allow loading time]

Charles Otlowski [allow loading time]

Jordan Quellman [allow loading time]

This project is a collaboration between students in China and America under the instruction of Tom R. Chambers at Zhaoqing University (Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, China) and Kathleen Ruiz at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York, U.S.A.).


"These moving, mental images of America and China seem to be based on historical events and what's read about the countries [cultures/policies] either as news or research rather than preconceived ideas. The Chinese students are preoccupied with America as a warmonger with a focus on 911, peace, sex and freedom, whereas the American students focus on Chinese culture, Kung Fu, architecture [old vs new] with an additional political focus on 'made in China' and 'the trade deficit'. Generally, the works are benevolent, which indicates a desire for understanding and exchange between two countries that for so long have been polarized."

Tom R. Chambers
Visiting Lecturer, Digital/New Media Art
Fine Arts Department
Zhaoqing University
Zhaoqing, China