According to latest research, by 2025, 40 billion square meters of floor space will be built in China. In total 5 million buildings. 50.000 of these buildings could be skyscrapers. This makes an equivalent of 10 New York Cities. Migration from the countryside necessitates constructing around 400 cities to house the 300 million people from rural areas. Disappearing green is an actual consequence, but also interpersonal communication could get a little tricky, brick by brick…
Morning Miss Huang! How is it going? Fine? FINE?! Yes, yes, all GOOD over here. I just got back from the store. Five cans cat food for half the price. HALF THE PRICE! CATS! Yes. Best offer. Do I see right, you have a new haircut? NEW HAIRCUT?! Very nice, I will definitely go there. Mrs. Hong… you know MRS HONG?! From number 39? Yes, her dog is hilarious. HILARIOUS! She told me the same, perfectly satisfied with their service. SALOON! GOOD! Aha. What was that again? WHAT?! I CANNOT HEAR YOU! Bloody hell! GET YOUR PHONE, I’LL GIVE YOU A CALL!
TITLE "Brick City" (砖之城拿玩具的男孩)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, oil painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Cecilia Garcia (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (photographic research) • Fabrice Amzel (video & animation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Melani Murkovic (production assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation)