DIPLOPIA OF THE COLLECTIVE VISION
Year: 2019
With Tianying Li
The project is a series of physical representation of everyday objects in Futian railway station, generated through photogrammetry using images from surveillance cameras and social media. The objects could be a chair, a ticket vending machine, an indicator board, etc., which are placed in the reality, replacing some of the original objects, and await an uncanny encounter. Through these defamiliarized objects, we hope to provoke the awareness of another round of self-surveillance, the potential construction of the collective vision in 3D space through photogrammetry. With abundant surveillance data, it is possible to rebuild the physical space into an exquisite digital diorama. Yet the photogrammetry model itself meanwhile becomes the public battleground of divergent images arguing over the objective truth, and its innate biases open up spaces for political and design discourses.