Artists’ Books: Shyue Woon, Dark Cities Trilogy

Shyue Woon’s Dark Cities Trilogy is a collection of three books each telling its own story presented as a photographic novel where every page and image deepens the imagined worlds Woon invites us into. Having, holding, and experiencing Dark Cities Trilogy feels like living through the best science fiction film you’ve ever imagined, only better.

From the author/photographer:

DARK CITIES Trilogy, inaugural winner of the FIRST DRAFT Award by THEBOOKSHOW, is a series of three books of photographs re-imagining fringe spaces in the metropoles of Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul. CARPARK, first in the series, investigates the nocturnal meanderings of a dark multi-storey carpark in Singapore. CAPSULE, the second book, revisits a futuristic tower in Ginza built in the 1970s, through the imagined eyes and mind of its architect. The third book EULJIRO is a lost and found diary of a fading iconic Seoul district, once a symbol of the country’s modernization.

DARKCITIESFinalTeaser from woon on Vimeo.

I thought it fitting to present my box opening as a silent set of stills.

Dark Cities Trilogy is available directly from Shyue Woon in a First Edition of 300 copies and a signed and numbered Collector’s Edition of 50 copies that includes a signed archival inkjet print.