Hungry City Video

was created in Casa das Calderias residency program in São Paulo, Brazil, 2009.

Hungry city was created during my one-month residency in São Paulo in 2010, during a period of economic growth in Brazil, which depicts the history and diverse cultural heritage of this non-stop growing metropolis. I apply the geographic, transportation, and income and poverty maps as references. I also use coffee, sugar, rice, ham and spices as materials to reflect this city’s legendary history of exportation, whilst reflecting the diverse migration culture of the city. In my mind, this city also turns into a hungry monster devouring people’s sanity, morality and ability to question.


  • Medium: single channel video
  • Length: 02:03
  • Year: 2009