The Oriental Scene (2021-)

The Oriental Scene investigates Chinoiserie architecture in the UK in the context of de-colonialism.

Through a collection of historical archives of the Porcelain Tower of Nanking, which contains objects, paintings and documents, an attempt is made to show a lineage of how the Porcelain Tower has been morphed in various form.

The East, metaphorically transformed by the Tower, is also hidden within a grander narrative. Photography is used to render these images in a contemporary form by redacting the outline of the reimagining the Oriental presence.