Below are installation shots of Hutong Sunrise, this piece was commissioned for the Safety Architecture exhibition. This piece was constructed in conversation with two observable phenomenon, first, the current trend to wrap slum demolitions with vinyl graphics the latest in a long history of attempts to hide the face of displacement (you can see examples of this in rapidly-developing cities, tourist sites and anywhere that reality is constructed), and second, the cosmopolitan nature of colloquial urban habit, specifically regarding transient dwellings.
While it’s not visible from these pictures there is a short video projected on a loop inside the shack, where one can enter and sit for a time. The video is a collage of still images, video and audio I collected while traveling in China. The video is projected onto a screen that mis-translates the imagery to those outside the structure into a pattern of moving color. In a way this is meant to convey the ways of knowing that are available to those within a community and unknowable to those who are merely traveling through a place.