简介：The idea of the project “CITY SCAN” is to research and to find parallels between two cities, Beijing and Vienna.
In preparation for my residency in Vienna, I will observe places around 2nd Ring Road in Beijing. During my observation, I will visit several places in the area, such as Lama temple, drum and bell tower and Tiananmen, and also recording the surrounding and the people by photos or videos.
Doing the residency in Vienna gives me a opportunity to transfer from a passenger into a resident of the city, and let me have the chance to have a closer look of the city, and feel the differences from the city, Beijing, where I’ve been lived for a long time. During my stay in Vienna, I will study the environment around Ringstrasse, find the corresponding places to Beijing and also take photos and videos.
By doing this project, I wish to figure out the connection between two cities with images which is a simple and direct method to sense the world. Let people who live in Vienna have a look of comparison area in another city. This project can be continued and extended to work in many cities.
The result of the project “CITY SCAN” will be a series of image showing my movements in Vienna and Beijing. Some images from the two cities will be played like a two screen movie. By this means, viewers can understand the concept of the parallels of the two cities from the contrast of two-city look.