最后的度假胜地 The Last Resort
Money, Profits, Right - And our lives.
“Developers and investors are increasingly interested in the production of spectacles to create a sense of 'public' in their land through
the urban environment atmosphere. And the sense of ‘public' promotes consumption by attracting people into an area to increase the possibility of use.”（Wansborough & Mageen, 2000)
THE LAST RESORT provides an opportunity to research the relationship between the development of shopping spaces and the transformation of our lifestyles in modern consumer society. The project sets out to investigate how shopping centres, directed by capital investors, cultivate new urban cultures within the public environment. A film, comprised of 3D simulations and reconstructions, leads us through an alienated, pseudo-public space that is gripped by an eerie, synthetic kind of homogeneity. The film prompts speculation upon the progression of shopping practices as we (potentially) move towards a post-consumption society.
Here, the city is gripped by an eerie,
synthetic kind of homogeneity tempered by contented hedonism.
Every moment and space of our lives is either consumed by work or spent consuming.
Social and political spaces have become indistinguishable from consumption and workspaces.
We are having a long more distance with the real purpose of life and living
in a fictional playground.