28 January 2015

Dustin Shum - Blocks

by Dustin Shum
Inertia Books
Hardcover, 250 x 260 mm / 9.8 x 10.2 inches, 112 pages
Edition: 500 copies
Offset printing
US$40 + shipping

"Blocks is a collection of my topographic works focusing on the absurd and surreal living environment of the public housing in Hong Kong. Wandering in the public space of the various public housing estates through the years, I instilled my own experiences and memories in public housing into the many images of concrete that appeared deadpan and cold, similar to the introduction of civilization and its discontents by Sigmund Freud. The “Eternal City” in Ancient Rome, where buildings from different historical periods co-existed and overlapped in disharmony, was used as a metaphor of the mental lives of human beings."

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