Shānzhài Screens

Paul Heintz

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Documentary, 2020, 23′

Every night in Shenzhen, China, a group of copyist painters starts working. Paul Heintz’s third participation in the festival (Non-contractuel, 2016 e Foyers, 2019) will register their daily lives, between art and blue-collar work.

Frame by frame, we unlock the mystery of Shānzhài Screens. By following the artistic and technological acts of a group of copyists, Paul Heintz reflects about the moment we’re in historically, in terms of art and painting, where the idea of copying a painting seems to transform into copying a screen. (Duarte Coimbra)