Socialism with Chinese Characteristics is an expression used to describe the economic system adopted by the People’s Republic of China from 1978. As part of the nation’s opening to the West, a move from “command” to “market” economy was necessary and the consequences of this shift are now obvious to everyone.
The urban developments and gigantic infrastructures of modern China are being built by the same people who had to leave the countryside to find new income in the cities. Many improved their lives while others quite the opposite. And so a static society is now coming to terms with western dynamism’s pros and cons. I believe that the concept of uncertainty, a term associated with the idea of job security and general future expectations, is one of them.
The goal of this project is to convey that sense of anxiety and confusion that a world where modernity and tradition are still deeply connected is experiencing.