Past

Uprooted

03/13/2009 - 05/02/2009
1/23
Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 20, 2008
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 17, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 08, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 05, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 10, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 04, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 × 70 cm / 39 × 28 in
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 18, 2008
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 07, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 11, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 23, 2008
Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP
© Yang Yi / Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 21, 2008
Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP
© Yang Yi / Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 13, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 02, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm ou 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 24, 2008
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 19, 2008
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 12 ex, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 15, 2007
Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP
Courtesy Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 09, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 03, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 12, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 × 70 cm / 39 × 28 in
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 16, 2007
Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP
© Yang Yi / Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 06, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 14, 2007
serie Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP, Not available

Yang Yi
Yang Yi
Uprooted 01, 2007
Uprooted
Lambda-print
100 x 70 cm or 39 2/5 × 27 3/5 inches
Edition of 11 ex + 1 AP
© Yang Yi / Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise, Not available

Press release

Started 15 years ago, the Three Gorges Dam will be achieved by 2009, after having inundated hundreds of square kilometers in Central China. Yang Yi, born in Kai Xian, a small city with 80 000 inhabitants, built some 1800 years ago on the banks of a tributary of the Yangtze river, knows he will see his native town submerged by waters.

Faced with that destiny, the young photographer decided to dedicate  his first work to a world which will have disappeared tomorrow. Called « Uprooted », the series makes present, past and future coexist with great accuracy.

Shot with a medium format camera, the photographs show the streets of a spectral town immersed in water. The buildings have been destroyed before inundation. The few remaining inhabitants, friends or neighbours, are wearing masks and snorkels. Like angels fallen  from heaven, they act out their daily life to bring their beloved town to live. Whether shop keepers, children, mahjong players or grandfathers, all are posing for posterity.
Using digital retouching, Yang Yi perfects the creation of a world in suspense, all at once unreal and funny, and « dates » his photographs with sepia, to give them an old post card look.

« Uprooted » is a duty of memory. A present that already belongs to the past. For tomorrow, today is already the past.