In a few years, the urban population will rise above 60% of the world’s population, further surpassing the balance between rural areas and metropolises. Our future seems destined to go towards unquestionable globalization and urbanization.
In the series called ‘City Without Walls,’ I question the humanist approach in the ever-developing infrastructures of late capitalism, using visual research to oppose the general optimism on improving quality of life. Through the symbol of the city, I explore how our zeitgeist disgraces the ethological needs of humans, supporting an unsustainable progression and governance.
The collection of ambiguous visuals and my academic statements aims to unravel how architectural determinism, advancing mental issues, and the economic order are intertwined in urban structures. Thus, the city becomes a manifestation of the systems making humans more vulnerable, polarised, and individualist than ever before.
Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint.
Proverbs 25:28 (New Heart English Bible)
“City Without Walls successfully conjures a sense of claustrophobia and alienation that besets urban living. Through a mix of documentary, staging and performance, the artist successfully speaks to the idea of the city as a convergence zone between dreams and policy.”
– Tim Clark (Director of 1000 Words Magazine, editor & curator)
Collection of Statements
A-VITAMIN, TOBE Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2022