One unit missing and anonym does not care

In this work, Chao focus on the issue of objective spirit dominating subjective spirit in Shenzhen, a metropolis in China, that possess solid economical strength yet little attention paid to individuality of urbanites. Here, individuals had been transformed into an unified and wholistic body - a body of great productivity, a body tamed. This state of being tamed is not threatened by weapon, violence or power. It is carefully designed, calculated and subtly conducted.

By viewing the city in a dead-pan aesthetic, Chao aims to critically alienate himself from the city he currently reside on, wishing to acquire a wholistic interpretation. This work incorporates 3D scanned model, manually constructed digital model and “real” photograph, all of a same site and obeyed realism in certain degree. By contrasting fragmented and geometrically neat elements, they aim to express a sense of tragic death of anonymous individuality that provokes no empathy or interest to the authority and the general casualties themselves.

Title: One unit missing and anonym does not care

Date: 2021

Medium: Framed Giclée print on Hahnemühle 305 gsm Photo Rag Ultra Smooth.

Size: 90 x 170 x 5 cm 

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