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The sense of distance

As I spent most of my time near my home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I began to observe the behaviors of people around me.

Although technology is constantly developing, we gradually feel that we cannot completely control technology, with emergence of the corona virus. For me, COVID-19 is a special artifact which symbioses with development of technology. In other words, it is a negative product of human ambition, because life changed by the spread of COVID-19 is a new problem that humans and man-made objects cannot avoid.

This project takes people around as subjects, showing a story interwove human and society during COVID-19 era. What interesting is, the COVID-19 seems nonexistent when we pay attention to our surroundings and gradually narrow our perspective. For me, The Sense of Distance is a work that express sense of boundaries and distance between Corona and our lives.

Profile

Liu Kaihong

Born in 1996 in China.
Living in Tokyo
2018 Photographic exhibition 「Born of the Infinite」
2021 Photographic exhibition 「The Sense of Distance」

Jury selection

Judged by IMA Editorial Team

The COVID-19 is a crisis shared by all mankind. The work meticulously traps the “unordinary” scenery of the everyday that has now become completely normal. The 5 images which probably were set up to some extent, seem to be a test that questions the viewers’ experience. The small bits of humour scattered within this rather serious theme makes this work even more engaging.

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