Curated Spaces features the work of artist and filmmaker Solveig Qu Suess. This essay provides narrative and visual context for her film Little Grass. The film explores the history of geopolitical division between China and the West through the lens of her mother’s career as an optical engineer, expelled from the Chinese state in 1987 for marrying a Western colleague. “A Moonless Night” offers a reflection on memory, belonging, Cold War politics, and state power.

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