Home: Lesson Two

家︰第二課

Home: Lesson Two
One after another fortuitous incident, things left behind in the house have found their new owners.

Meeting Mrs Gu accidentally in the street at Bei Gao, Beijing, I was invited to document every corner of her house which was about to be demolished. Tenants moved out. My camera captured the emptiness. All the “valuables” were taken away except the posters and decorations on the walls. These objects spoke silently of the lives of their former owners. In addition, they allowed me to learn about the other side of Beijing, possibly a more realistic dimension.

Perhaps, things didn’t happen accidentally.

一個接一個的偶然,房子裡被遺下的東西都找到新的主人。

獲陌生的古阿姨邀請,我走進北皋村這間快被拆卸的房子,拍下房子的每個角落。人去樓空,鏡頭後的房間顯得格外空洞。有「價值」的東西都拿走了,只剩牆上的海報和飾物,讓我一窺租客們的過去,也使我認識到北京的另一面,可能這是更真實的一面。

也許,一切並不是偶然。

Posters collected in Beijing
Dimension variable
2012