Domus of lost virginity
Zhang Dali, Chinese Offspring (2003-5)
Jin Meng, Room with a view (2002)
zhang and jin's photographic journey is a phantasmagoric picturesque, an unfolding space of an interior and haunting objects in distance that questions our gaze - a gaze of political and social desire; a gaze that survived repression and hardship. we wander through the derelict topography of architecture as a lonely witness of an upheaval and change, albeit illusional, which has left us with a ruined map of cities and symbols...community is hung upside down, iconic loci flee, and what was once a proud order in society only remains within the confines of a picture-frame as a static memory.