Scrolls

“The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the line of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the bannisters of the steps,… every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities – Cities & Memory 3, 1972

Scrolls is a series of scanned architectural surfaces collected in and around Mongkok, Hong Kong and printed onto panels of glass.

On the street level surfaces of every city on Earth, we can find a plethora of decay, pattern and texture, corrosion and build-up, an interaction between the natural and the human-made.

Abundant and unremarkable these are the quiet and fragile records of city life and its memory; a self-fulfilling archive of the living and forgotten history of the everyday in flux.