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FALLIN' ASLEEP

 

Do you have a dream? I know I have. I want a house, a car, an Iphone,
convenience to shop near by, cinema, fitness center, good air, bank,
airport, streets, subway, sex more sex.
Be alone and never alone.
All that happiness.

 

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I KNOW I’M NOT ALONE,

I SHARE THAT DREAM WITH

1 BILLION PEOPLE

1980

We are born under the one child policy, being alone comes with that somehow.
Even so I'm never alone. sharing space with other. Mother there father here,
uncles, aunties , auntie's daughter, uncle's son, grandpa, grandmother and many
other faces. Sleeping wall to wall. We have less, but we want more, we want our own.

 

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COMMON GROUND

When I walked into this field, with knee high water and soft muddy ground under
my feet. I knew what I never knew. I don't know how natural ground feels. I never
walked on something that was not changed by humans. Altered, modified to fit our
needs. Living space comes with numbers and a cost. The cost of time and square
meters, I could believe the earth is flat and square when I just watch the ground.

 

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TRADITIONS OF CHINA IS REVOLUTION REVOLUTION IS AGAINST CHINESE TRADITIONS

The change of China is physical and mental. Everyday I look outside a piece of my sky is gone. Blocked out by a black shadow.
Growing city, subways connecting everybody like bloodlines. It's fast so fast that I often believe children from today don't
even get a chance to remember where they grew up. Mentally is it a more quite change, but I can hear the drums of hearts loud. I
see it in eyes, lips, boobs, pussy and dicks. Everybody believes in now, death is nothing. Only black water.

 

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THE LAST 3 YEARS CHINA USED SO MUCH

CONCRETE AS THE USA IN THE LAST 100 YEARS.

 

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THE BACK HURTS, I NEED TO TRY MORE. I MUST GET RICH BUY A HOUSE, A CAR OR I CAN'T GET MARRIED. MAYBE BETTER EVEN BECOME A CITIZEN OF BEIJING OR SHANGHAI.

 

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LIKE AN EMBRYO IN THE WOMB

China is in a fetus state of mind. We are just starting to discover what we can do.
There is a love and glory for everything from the west. Deep mistrust under Chinese,
an echo from the culture revolution, which now feels like the dream we cant remember
or don't want to.

 

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BEING A PART OF THE WHOLE

I'm small. So what can I give? Only my talents! I'm a brick in the construction,
building a house or a society. "Human resources", what a strange almost insulting term.
Don't you feel?

 

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THE HOLDING

Like in a cocoon, inside a butterfly, buildings are dreamed.
They sleep inside a green web.
Developing till they learn to stand on their own.

 

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LAYERS

Going deep into my subconsciousness where my true self is.
Acknowledging all fear and loneliness, I am alone with many others.
A clock is ticking and my world is rotating in spirals.
Often I wish I could bury myself deep under the earth
and just stay there. Avoiding all that ups and downs of life.
Inside the holding a temporary space, I lay down but in fact
I'm floating beside the high building. We can go deeper and deeper,
like falling into darkness, but instead we encounter more of our self.

 

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SLEEPING DEEP

All I need to do is wait while my world is manifesting itself.
Billions of hands reaching out, filling what was seems to have been
empty for so long. Can you see I'm sleeping in a "Temple of Concrete".

 

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THE 2 STATES

 

That's not new knowledge. But Its something always in my mind
since I can see it every day. The transformation of matter,
old houses getting broken down. There ingredients being merged
into each other. savaged, salvaged, transported to somewhere else.
A hole in the ground appears and the holding comes up, down there
is the new born construction. The two states of perfection, total
order and total chaos. A circle of life.

 

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FEEL .... AND OUT OF THIS DREAM

Houses build by workers are unaffordable by them, what creates the paradox
that those who build houses don't life in them.

 

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I'm entangled in a web of family relations and personal Goals.
I'm addicted in so many directions.
Getting a truth though instead of a reaction might be impossible.

 

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VALUE IN THE MASS

Or the value is mass. Behind blue fences building square factories.

 

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CONSTRUCTION POEMS

They are on almost every construction side. Happiness in China seems to be manifested
in matter, it's nothing spiritual. It's there, it has size and value. And you can buy it!

 

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WAKING UP

I cant awake or is it that I don't wanna wake up. The concrete dream will end one day
and I will fall into another dream. I will be there with many because that's how we humans are.

 

The Concrete Dream

I was dreaming.
My eyes went high to the sky but there
was no sky, only paper and than the
paper got filled with black lines.
Growing constructing. First chaos but
than a system emerge.

I look to my feet the grass got grey,
everything flatten out except the
horizon which was filled now with
squares. Lines, shapes...endless
details.

My world got constructed... I dreamed
the concrete dream.

Background

China is in a state of transformation
rapid building grow.
and that’s good in my opinion.
In my photos I kind of want celebrate that.

The material I feel which represent the
grow of a society in our century is
concrete. China used the last 3 Years
so much of this material to build streets
and buildings like the USA the last 100
years together.

In that turbo grow I admire the creativity
and ingenuity of humans as well their
strength, teamwork as well passion.
Also ask the question where is the
space for the human to life in that
stone world. What is natural for us
now? Walking on grass or walking on
the street?

What does it mean to life the concrete
dream? The value of being an individual
for the society?

The value of one in comparison to
humanity.

Visual Approach

I choose this way to show the grows of
China. to follow the concept that
everything is constructed. The floor we
walk. The walls around us, often even
the nature part in our city is nothing
else than a plan of humans city.

We forgot what natural ground is. Or
we even never knew to begin with.
A women represent for me a certain
vulnerability but also the power of birth
and creation.

A Building is a home but also a sign of
power and as well creation. Like a
human mind the building has to develop.

Many factors come together to create
the concrete dream.