In 2014, I came back to my hometown Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province. During this time, Taiyuan was undergoing massive renovations. I can hear the voice of the reinforced concrete, I can see the streets littered in potholes. All of the buildings I was familiar with and all of my memories became ash. My grandparents’ house that they had lived in for more than 10 years was demolished within this time period. I could not believe that a house could disappear so suddenly. It was at this time that I started to pay closer attention to the city I was loved and how drastically it has changed. It is also the reason I created these series.
This series contains projections, special effects, field devices and other forms of artistic expression to show the dark behind modernization and construction, as well as to reflect the complex relationship between Chinese people, westernization, society and urban development.