“The project that I started in 2001 is a photography series created by scanning objects. I’ve been working on this project for 12 years. 12 years, in the Chinese traditional concept, represents the period of transmigration in cycles of different fates and destinies. The process of producing works of this series is an assignment associated with one’s life trace.
Day by day, I put my daily consumed objects into a scanner piece by piece, like keeping a visual diary. After scanning the original objects, I save them in digital forms and categorise these digital files in different folders in my PC, in order to make a collage of them later on. This task, like a yogi’s daily practice, has become a habit in my day-to-day life as well as a tool to observe the human condition in contemporary consumer society.
Contemporary consumerism embodies a concept of ideology, a political and economic collusion strategy; these values were somehow made very legitimate and logical, as if consumerism had been used as the driving force behind social development and stability.” (Hong Hao)
Hong Hao is represented by Pace Beijing Gallery.