Dishu

Grounding Chinese Calligraphy

The documentary photographer, filmmaker, and designer François Chastanet has been developing a fascinating multimedia project: Di Shu, a survey of contemporary calligraphic practices in Chinese public spaces. The photographic and video documentary began during the summer of 2011 in Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, and Shenyang. Chastanet writes: In China cosmology, the square or ‹di› represents...