Ma Haijiao – Mr. Quan

<p>The artist, Ma Haijiao&nbsp;(b.1990, Hebei province, China) studied from 2009 to 2016 at the China Academy of Art, where he gained a BA and then an MFA. He now lives and works in Beijing. His art practice has an enduring concern with the daily “routine” of life, and taking this as his starting point, he traces its logic to shape video narratives and other works.</p><p><br></p><p>This is a Biographical film of Ma Guoquan, recording his family life and personal thoughts when he suffered from mental deficiency. The film reveals the counties' spectacle in north China in 2010s, with the ubiquitous construction sites that had developed under the "region urbanization policy" and the emergence of religions that had come to serve as a mental sustenance for locals.&nbsp;</p>