Clean State involves the act of drawing and painting, but is presented in a video form. It uses the subjects of graffiti and city trash in response to the city's cycle of construction, reconstruciton and deconstruction. It offers a deconstructed cityscape---an image of a city which calls for the attention of the viewers to be more aware of their environment. It expresses the anxiety of cities to 'clean up' its physical appearance, but at the same time questions whether it has also discouraged creativity and creates a void in the citydwellers' minds. Is the 'blackness/blankness' really as 'safe' as the supposedly 'chaotic' graffiti and filthy trash?
A documentation of the Dezipcoding exhibition can be seen here: