Chen ZiQui

ZiQui is interested in the city as an oranised space, a controlled space and a fantasy space. In her seires Heaven on the ground she visits a famous Chinese street and recreates it as a fictional space from history. Her interests are in the desire, we have, for a utopia and she explores theories such as Foucaults “heterotopia” in the way that she recreates her mapping of a city street that is both real and fictional at the same time. She sees utpia as something unobtainable and doomed to collapse. She says :

This is a semi-fictional survey note, a revelation of a vague exploration journey. Based on a famous, ancient street. I amalyse it through modern spacial research concepts, and explore how the past, present and future “Utopia” is constructed, operated and ultimately dieing.”