photography by Yichen Zhou

"The actions in the photographs are illogical and ineffective. The questions behind these actions explore futile activities in society. The Untitled series of pictures is inspired by the current contradictions in Chinese society. The Chinese economy is developing at an abnormally fast speed and its people are experiencing another Great Leap Forward — creating illusions without self-awareness. We are trying to build the highest building, make the fastest train, and display the best image of China to the world without self-awareness. We are actors on a stage, completely absorbed in the performance and never stopping to think about what we are doing."