"In This Place" was a solo exhibition held in Guangzhou, China after a two month artist residency at Lido Art Center.
All photos by José Luis Vílchez
During our time in Nanting Village in China, my partner and I became immediately fascinated by the objects that inhabited the village — things that seemed absurd to us outsiders (piles of confetti, neon toilet bowl cleaners, discarded paintings) were just a part of the natural landscape to the locals.
Observations of Nanting Vol. 1 was a collaboration with Jeremy Freedberg. Special thanks to the rest of the Lido crew for patiently modeling for us.
The content for this book was first written in English, and then translated back and fourth from English to Chinese multiple times. Each translator only had the previous version. The purpose was to see how the text evolves and what gets lost as each person interprets it.