Hanqing&Mona has come!
Hanqing & Mona’s work blurs the relationship between architecture and archaeology, treating sites as remnants that hold information about previous encounters and historical transformations. They look to deconstruct the concept of space as a given uniform presence, in favour of a more tangled concept of place. Place accounts for embodied experience, punctuated as it is by architecture’s material and temporal interventions.
Hanqing (b.1990) and Mona (b.1987) respectively collaborate to make image-based installations in relation to sites of architectural and cultural interest. Since 2014, their practices have encompassed photography and sculptural objects that transform monochrome print to site-specific installations. Their creative passion departs from the philosophical study and alludes to the concept of phenomenological space. It is reflected through investigation into urban habitats, public transient space, and historic facades where time and traces layered and remained.