This artwork is part of a continued examination of movement as it relates to time, experience, and the body. This... Read More
This artwork is part of a continued examination of movement as it relates to time, experience, and the body. This theme, which I have explored since 2006, is further informed by having lived and worked in multiple cities around the world including Shanghai, China. For a decade I was immersed in the deconstruction and reconstruction of China's largest city. This rapid transformation of the urban landscape created a feeling of living in time-lapse. Physical markers, such as old buildings, markets and neighborhoods, those things that helped us orientate ourselves in place and time, were reduced to rubble. Then, nearly instantly, they were replaced by large towers of concrete, glass, and metal. I often wondered the psychological effect that this experience had on local Shanghainese and long-term inhabitants of the city.