EuropeStoryBeijing or the floating time by Cédric Spilthooren

17 millions inhabitants; 16 808km2 (Paris is 105); five ringroads surrounding the town. Beijing is a megalopolis. What's within sight? what's out of sight?
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DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018
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Beijing bicycle-Xinjiekou Outer street-Jishuitan vicinity-Beijing-China
Beijing bicycle-Xinjiekou Outer street-Jishuitan vicinity-Beijing-China

17 millions inhabitants; 16 808km2 (Paris is 105); five ringroads surrounding the town. Beijing is a megalopolis. What’s within sight? what’s out of sight?

Entanglement alleyways of old facing up to brand new malls. Broad thoroughfares blaring out the traffic jam din. Giant parks whom one of these, thrones right in the heart of the city. Go on and on with this list, endlessly…
Ubiquitous paradox, chaotic development, frantic activity? Hard to sum up. Beijing, it’s a certain idea of yesterday, but an idea quasi certain of tomorrow. Craving for a miraculous future. Beijing is mostly a gone through place; a suitable place, “situated in a very peculiar space, the intermediate space…matching with an intermediate time, a temporality which could be qualified of floating. This is it…Beijing or the floating time. Beijing is wandering, so as it seems to correspond to “an history of an entirety sought after “.

Beijing-Capital-international-Airport.Terminal-III.
Beijing-Capital-international-Airport.Terminal-III.

About Cédric Spilthooren

Cedric Spilthooren is a French born independent photographer based in Paris. His work focuses on contemporary social, political and economic issues, and his interests lie in the relationship between man’s identity and the aftermath political system.He is fascinated by people who fight for their convictions, against all odds, just to be themselves, these heroes of the dark. In other words, photography it’s his pilgrim staff. [Official Website]

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The 798 Art District-Dashanzi-4 Jiuxianqiao Road-Chaoyang District-Beijing-China

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A mall close to the S.3rd Ring Road East-Beijing-China

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Gate Keeper-Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium-Chaoyang district-Beijing-China.

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Beijing Subway-Beijing-China

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Worker’s Stadium South road-Chaoyang district-Beijing

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Dongzhimen subway station-Beijing