Cao Fei, La Town, 2014 (production still). Image courtesy Cao Fei and Vitamin Creative Space. Purchased with support from Art Fund.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FORGET? for and after Cao Fei’s La Town

Inculcations of the invisible –

combined and uneven


Stand above the spinning

disk of time –

it seems perfect,

just for a while.

The present is deathless:

my town, my dance,

my love.

By Dr Scott Thurston