A series of Images of discarded objects found amongst the rubble of Shanghai's construction sites. The fragmented objects have subsequently been shot in a studio, in the same way as a commercial product would be.
"By explicitly presenting the remains of a wild gentrification process, the artists raise questions about the role of art as a means to archive the present, within the perspective of an uncertain future, as well as a commodity provided to the art community. At the same time the artifacts are abandoned survivors, undesirable hints of human presence, left behind because of their lack of commercial value. Mirroring the fate of their former owners, whose houses were destroyed to leave space for high profit residential developments, these scraps are conferred a new dignity associated with the aesthetics provided by mainstream consumerist society."
(Text by Francesca Girelli) All images © 2015 Anthony and Phillip Reed.
Images from the cities of Shanghai, Qingdao and Jinan which are experiencing the process of mass urbanisation as China shifts from a rural to an urban population.
The title referring to the fact that more than half the worlds population now live in cities, of particular interest is the way that the city is inextricably linked to the existence of human beings and the continuous process of interaction between the two.
Images from the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center.
A continual visual dialogue between myself and my identical twin brother. This dialogue has been maintained online since we moved to different countries from one another in 2007.