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Neutral Utopia


This project depicts how foreigner feels and survive in a new environment or unfamiliar place.

We consciously/unconsciously judge by appearance with various biases, especially for the foreigners.
They struggle to adapt to an unfamiliar place with isolation feeling.
Their frustration to a different culture and language make them recognized more outsider.
Globalization is able to verbalize, but it is intangible to the minority foreigners in a new environment.
They act like a local person in an unfamiliar environment withholding their own identity in their mind.

This series is a photomontage project to create a "new" world.
The background has many layers with an artificial environment such as zoo, botanical garden and greenhouse as in an unfamiliar environment.
A foreigner was projected onto animal in the zoo where an artificial natural environment is not their origin place.
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