For about a year and a half from 2012 to 2013, I was always looking for some old buildings in Beijing which we call “Tongzilou” and some of them would be demolished soon. This kind of building was built under the influence of the soviet union and was for meeting people’s basic demands. With the development of the city, it can’t exist anymore.
In these houses, things stay as the people left them as if time were frozen here. All the traces are like specials words and tell us a story silently.