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leming chung
Shallow Grass and Deep Clouds


Photography, screenpriting, digital printing, lenticular printing
The book reflects on the inner conflicts of social hierarchy and how narratives shape the landscape. It presents a collection of tree portraits from around West Lake in Hangzhou, a site steeped in history and a popular tourist destination. These trees, a dominant yet often overlooked component of the lake's landscaping, are brought to the forefront, questioning their usual absence in typical tourist imagery.

Interwoven throughout the book is a transcript of a six-month dialogue between myself and a friend. Our exchanges are filled with abstract questions, serving as a means to navigate each other's locations and temporal contexts. Despite the initial miscommunications and struggles to fully comprehend one another, the conversation ultimately ends on the day they finally meet in person.