Cities of You

City #29: Gililu (Lili G)

16 x 20", Gouache, Pen, Colored Pencil, and Marker on Paper

The flattened buildings of Gililu actively burrow and emerge from the ground, climb above and retreat below their neighbors. Denizens control their dwellings' movements by running back-and-forth and around their soft clay floors, constantly tipping, sliding, and spinning into a new position. The clay roofs contain marks and dents, traces of the perpetual collisions. In this way, the interior of a building documents the movements of the individual, while the exterior records the movements of the collective.