Publisher: Edition Bessard
Size: 25 x 41 cm (approx.)
"Okay, so now we have the thread. Through the details, I will tell stories of conflict between the individual and society. These stories look pretty, but they are full of problems. We have just chosen the brightest spot of the real estate industry chain as a warning. The model home is a public space, and I want to capture public space and private life to express my perceptions about the connections between society and the individual in this era. The point of entry I'm seeking is the empty, alienated and absurd psychological state, including the 'fake life' that developers, home buyers and even common families lead in these model homes. A Zen monk once said that there are three phases on the path to enlightenment. In the first phase, you look at mountains and see mountains, and you look at water and see water. In the second phase, you look at mountains and don't see mountains, and you look at water and don't see water. In the third phase, you look at mountains, and you again see mountains, and you look at water and again see water. To reach that third phase, you need to engage in vertical thinking rather than horizontal comparisons; you must engage in cultural rethinking and spiritual restructuring. But this is an era that lacks the ability of introspection, an era that lacks a sense of security. For this reason, the model home has become like a currency, stockpiling the futures of Chinese people. But we don't know who is in the room." (Chen Jiagang)
Hardcover in slipcase, numbered edition of 500.