Nipan Oranniwesna installing City of Ghost

I was going through my folders and realised there’s a whole heap of photos from the Biennale I never got around to posting! During the Biennale I was lucky enough to document Nipan Oranniwesna install City of Shadows, 2012. You can read about the work on the 18th Biennale of Sydney website.

To construct City of Ghost, Oranniwesna collected street maps from various cities including Paris, New York and Rome. From these maps he created stencils by cutting out all details and leaving only thoroughfares. To install the work he places the stencils down and carefully dusts baby powder over it, and then removes the paper – leaving only the baby powder. The baby power left creates height and therefore the buildings – the City.

Nipan Oranniwesna installing City of Ghost, 2012

Nipan Oranniwesna installing City of Ghost, 2012

Oranniwesna creates stencils from maps

Oranniwesna creates stencils from maps

Placing the stencil down

Placing the stencil down

Dusting baby powder on the stencil

 

nipan

Removing the stencil

 

The baby powder that remains

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