Place in the Non-Place: Transit Operas (on-going)

2024, 10:09, Digital

Single Channel


This moving image work ventures into the immersive realm of smoking rooms across Asian and European transit hubs. With the fusion of locally sourced opera recordings and captured visuals, it transcends the boundaries of conventional perception, unveiling these liminal spaces as vibrant stages for the expression of tobacco addiction. Through deliberate juxtapositions and the interplay between reality and fiction, Marc Augé's concept of "non-places" undergoes a transformative reevaluation as these transient environments are endowed with newfound significance through the artist's documentation and reinterpretation. Ultimately, it invites viewers to engage with the intersections of space, performance, and perception in new and provocative ways.