“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 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.