The Wheel of Time

The singing voice of an eastern poet fuses into the gears of the Swiss sculptor Charles Morgan, as is fully displaying a philosophical attitude towards the ungraspable flowing emptiness.

  • Zencat Dong
  • Zencat Dong
  • Baya
  • Vincent Zheng
  • Meng Shi
    Key Cast
  • Morgan Charles
    Key Cast
  • Qing Huan
    Key Cast
    "Harp Player"
  • Qing Huan
    Lyrics & Music
  • Jie Lin
    Sound Recordist
  • Miao Li
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Shi Guang Zhi Lun
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Rome Music Video Awards
    December 18, 2022
    World Premiere
  • Sofia Art Film Awards
    December 31, 2022
    Eastern Europe Premiere
    Best Music Video Award
  • Druk International Film Festival
    January 23, 2023
    Asian Premiere
    The Best Music Video Award
  • 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐊𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬
    January 31, 2023
    India Premiere
    The Best Music Video
  • Porto World Cine Fest
    January 15, 2023
    Portugal Premiere
    Official Selection
  • British International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    January 20, 2023
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Boden International Film Festival
    January 15, 2023
    Sweden Premiere
    Official Selection
    January 18, 2023
    Slovakia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Prague International Sound Music Video Awards
    Czech Republic
    January 19, 2023
    Czech Premiere
  • Stockholm City Film Festival
    January 18, 2023
    Stockholm Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Swiss International Film Festival
    April 24, 2023
    Swizerland Premiere
    Official Selection
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions - by Lift-Off Global Network
    United Kingdom
    February 20, 2023
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 24th Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
    United States
    April 26, 2023
    USA Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Zencat Dong

Born in Beijing China, now lives in Montreux Switzerland.
I grew up in a family that started painting right away after eating and washing dishes.
I started traditional Chinese painting at 5.
In 1984, I did my BA in Beijing Arts and Crafts School, majoring in sculpture.
I stayed at the university after graduating for five years and took charge of the ceramic art room of Shenlu Kiln In 1994. I studied overseas in France funded by French national scholarship.
1990 Solo Exhibition: TaoQu ("Tao" means ceramic in Chinese and "Qu" means fun) 1996 Invited to artists' residence in Barcelona and was part of the invitation exhibition
1999  Sculpture Invitation Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2000  China Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Qingdao Sculpture Museum 
"Poetry porcelain plate" (blue and white ceramic) selected by Italy International Pottery 
Competition Exhibition
2007  Comprehensive Solo Exhibition: Magnolia blossom. Beijing, China.
2008  Comprehensive Solo Exhibition: The winter had a cold. Shanghai, China.
2009  Blue and White Installation Solo Exhibition: the time travel of a Poetry. Shanghai, Shiyu 
Gallery Chinese Ink Installation Solo Exhibition: Trip to the east. Beijing Qian Liang Hutong
2011 Art Gallery Group Exhibition: south north west and east. Shanghai, Shiyu gallery Ceramic of South West China Selection Show, Chengdu, China.
2014  Installation Group Exhibition in Dali ZERO art space.
2015  China Famel Artists Group Exhibition. Shanghai, Shiyu gallery
2017  Group Exhibition: CAT. Montreux Switzerland.
2018  Solo Exhibition in Swan Stone Castle 
The annual pottery exhibition at the French pottery village of Saint-Contin
Published Books:
2000 The franch lady and her ceramics - Hunan fine art publishing house 2003 The cigarette case - China Youth publishing House
Kiss under the sky of Dali - China Youth publishing House 2005 Kiss under the sky of Dali - China Youth publishing House 2007 A love letter to the God - China Youth publishing House
2014  Life in Dali - China Youth publishing House
2015  Happy is all - China Youth publishing House
Other experience:
1993 Established the first ceramic art center in Beijing
1996 Worked on paper making in Nepal
2000 Opened a ceramic installation shop in HouHai,Beijing. This shop has consider as an Mark of Chinese Morden Art.

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Director Statement

When I walked into the exhibition hall of the sculptor Charles Morgan, I was immediately attracted by his wonderful works. All the tiny gears and all kinds of wild imagination made me feel like entering the brain of a writer who is creating fairy tales. I had ever seen his works in a jazz cafe at Montreux airport. But I have never expected to see his small dynamic works. My mind immediately went back to China. The musician Huanqing in Sichuan must be able to produce wonderful music once he saw those amazing works. They must be able to arouse kind of ancient rhyme out of the depth of this Chinese man. I talked to the sculptor and he happily agreed, so that I sent the videos of the exhibition to Huanqing. He is a bardic man, sometimes wandering in Dali, Yunnan, and now in Lijiang. His lonely heart talks directly to the universe. After waiting for several months, I finally get the poetry and music about time. How exciting it was to see the Eastern ideas gearing into the Western art and the two fulfilling an incredible fusion. As is my passion for the first video record.