JADE CITY


This is an ongoing series created by images taken of the city of Tianjin, China in 2014. Inspired by Guy Debord’s ‘Theory of the Derive’, the artist wandered through the urban landscape of Tianjin capturing hundreds of images. The city itself has been occupied by many nations including Hungary, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Russia. Each country left it’s own mark upon the face of the city. As a result, the urban landscape is incredibly fractured and multi-faceted. The artist pieced these images together creating digital collages expressing the fragmentation of the city’s identity, displacement of its inhabitants, and the rapid urbanisation taking over modern day China. Images from this series were exhibited at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2014. An image from the series was also selected as a finalist in Landscape for the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney 2017.

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