Artist & Work

Mao Chenyu

Mao Chenyu

Male

b. 1976, Yueyang


Mao Chenyu founded the experimental social platform Paddyfilm in Hunan (2012). Here, 30 mu (20,000 sq m) of paddy fields have been transformed into a self-sufficient farming system. This nurtures the linguistic and film practices of Paddyfilm. In 2015, in opposition to the drastic transformation of rural societies, Mao set up a Elaphurus Davidianus University (EDU) within this farm, and here he carries out research and education aimed at the formation of new rural social subjects and their relation with modern knowledge production. Mao makes amazing rice wine.