Chick speaks to duck, pig speaks to dog

  • 2005
  • Zhou Tao
  • Video, color, sound
  • 6 min.

Three men perched in a tree communicate at night using animal noises, following an ancient tradition. Filmed in an urban park, the piece echoes the large-scale movement of the Chinese population in recent decades and the loss of traditional means of communication that this entails.

© Zhou Tao, Chick speaks to duck, pig speaks to dog, 2005 © Zhou Tao Crédit photographique : © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo


Zhou Tao

Since the early 2000s, Zhou Tao has captured China’s rapidly changing society in his films.

Coming from a performance background, he considers film as a means of recording individual and collective experiences, focusing on the body and its movements. Using the language of the documentary, the spectator observes its actors and identifies the profound meaning of reality in an intuitive, poetic form.

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