CAPSULE, by Shyue Woon

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This is CAPSULE, a re-imagining of the Nakagin Capsule Tower, a Japanese Metabolism building designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa in the 1970s.

My current work in progress series is titled Dark Cities. Started 3 years ago, the work is motivated by my interest in fringe spaces within modern urban centres and megacities. I am curious about how built environments and their utility get subverted over time. Currently there are three works in the series Carpark, Capsule and Euljiro.

I liken my photography process to that of a crime scene investigator. I collect and document physical evidences of compliance and subversion. I am not interested in facts, rather how the unseen and seen affect our condition of living, imagining and subverting the paths and barriers laid out before us in cities.

This is CAPSULE, a re-imagining of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, a Japanese Metabolism building designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa in the 1970s.

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