The cemetery (2019 - ongoing)
The cemetery is a series of rubbing project that collecting archival tombstones from cemeteries in London and presents as a scene of a fictional cemetery. It examines the interplay about commemorative items and memorial spatiality in terms of the construction of cemeteries. A body of tombstone not only presents as a commemorative item in the present life, but a medium allows people to communicate with the deceased through doing commemoration. In term of commemorative paths, Kian seeks to experiment further possibilities of space engagement through depicting the connection of fragile materiality itself and the imagination of afterlife, which he applies the approach of aluminium rubbing on an original tombstone in certain cemeteries.