english structural picture taker and planner, finbarr fallon, has directed his concentration toward hong kong for his most recent photograph arrangement titled ‘dead space’, which portrays the hyperdense memorial parks of the city. as a reaction to extraordinary urban thickness, joined with chinese feng shui convention, the burial grounds involve the city’s lofty mountainsides neglecting the seaside shorelines. undulating outwards and upwards, the visual beat of the terraced tombstones introduces a tranquil yet uneasy scene, whose solid levels are united onto existing geographies.
caught utilizing zooming focal points, the 12 pictures were shot by fallon more than five years between 2015-2019. the arrangement features the magnificent monumentality of these necro-topographies, through pictures which pack their incorporated structure with solid geometries. compared against foundations of transcending high rises, the photos feature the spatial contestation clear in a city where the living and the left are so personally close.
internment plots inside these skyscraper memorial parks are amazingly exorbitant, with costs in numerous private burial grounds overshadowing those of the neighborhood private market on a for every square foot premise. monetarily distant to numerous and given expanding space imperatives, the hong kong government empowers incineration and the utilization of columbaria now, in this manner these memorial parks remain as a spatio-transient abnormality as far as being chronicled remainders and an interface between unceasing life and cutting edge market powers.