Northern Barbarians, part 2: Love Races
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0439_2).
In Love Races, a couple is making love on top of a horse, re-enacting Chinese imagery, an outsider view on the life of Kazakh nomads. Khalfin took inspiration from the book “Chinese Eros”, which contains two series of watercolors from the 18th and 19th centuries. Painted in Northern China, they show love scenes on horses. Their common name is “Northern Barbarians”. This is what the Chinese people called the nomads from which they were separated by the Great Wall of China. This film reconstructs their ancient way of love.
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Video still 1 from the video Northern Barbarians part1: Love Races by Rustam Khalfin and Yuliya Tikhonova.
Video still 2 from the video Northern Barbarians part1: Love Races by Rustam Khalfin and Yuliya Tikhonova.
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