Private Project

If all is movement all is at the same time accident, aka Sweet Action

In this short documentary there is/are:
one ancient city wall
one flat tire
two sports jerseys
two earth excavators
many moving bodies
many red blue and green party lights
some bridges easier to see than others
some skies that are bluer than others
plenty of sweet action.

The metropolis is singing to you.
You are watching the show.

"If all is movement all is at the same time accident and our existence as metabolic vehicle can be summed up as a series of collisions, of traumatisms, some taking on the quality of slow but perceptible caresses…"
- Paul Virilio, "The Aesthetics of Disappearance"

  • Carl Spartz
  • Sun Tianlong
  • Sun Tianlong
  • Carl Spartz
  • Sun Tianlong
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    China, United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • With and Without the Other, University at Buffalo Art Gallery
    Buffalo, New York
    United States
    September 8, 2016
  • With and Without the Other, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
    December 19, 2016
Director Biography - Carl Spartz, Sun Tianlong

Sun Tianlong is a printmaker, painter, and designer from Zhengzhou and currently located in Beijing where he is a MFA candidate at the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University. He received his BFA from Tsinghua University in 2014, and has exhibited works in Taiwan, Belgium, and across China.

Carl Spartz is a time-based media artist from West Texas currently based in Buffalo, New York. His projects engage with a range of theory on antagonism, refusal, and deserts of all kinds. He received a MFA from the University at Buffalo Department of Art in 2016, and a BFA from Texas Tech University School of Art in 2011. He has twice contributed to Land Arts of the American West, an interdisciplinary field research program through the TTU College of Architecture.

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Director Statement

"众所周知的举动 or, If all is movement all is at the same time accident, aka Sweet Action" is a collaborative effort between Sun Tianlong and Carl Spartz. The project was initiated in January 2016 as part of an exchange between the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University and the University at Buffalo Department of Art.