For the first time ever in human history, 50% of human population is living in cities or urban centers. In traditionally rural China the emergency of this phenomena assumes the form of a high pace revolution, with an invasion of urban products to the countryside. The current governmental Five Year Plan placed several key issues to help the recently largely ignored rural areas and to elevate the conditions of farmers and rural population. The related risk is to turn upside down a whole rural culture overlapping new consumerist urban models on it.
CUN is the experience of crossing the rural territory trough re-contextualized maps and pictures representing the encounters with farmers and villages along the way. Maps are carried by local inhabitants and thus elaborated indicating the chosen paths, encounter’s places, feelings and additional information derived from the personal experience and outcome of walking the land.
Reflective plastic and acryl painting on canvas.
2010-2011 - ongoing
street happenings 2010-2011