Heavy Bicycle Loads (10 photos)

Apparently, some people in China have never heard of U-Haul. They are, however, amazingly efficient in the way they pack and move all their inventory on a tiny little bike.

“Manufactured Totems” is a series by Alain Delorme which brilliantly portrays the pressure Shanghainese migrant workers face. Piles of products labeled “Made in China” are stacked up to produce gargantuan sculptures, symbolizing their ever-increasing fetish with objects. The vertical nature of these items echoes the incessant expansion of the urban space – constantly under construction.

Alain Delorme
via mutual art

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