a snazzy ox buttoning a three-piece, an introverted monkey sipping some coffee — julien nonnon reincarnated the twelve signs of the chinese zodiac and projected them all over the streets of hong kong. he strolled through the city at night, between november 23 and 25, 2017, and screen-mapped modernized photos onto the walls of the city via an unspecified ‘mobile projection device.’

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the architecture of the city — its dense urban fabric — determined the locations nonnon chose to highlight. hyper-urban places. specifically, the artist was looking for ‘the energy that creates an animated urban space.’ when he found that energy, he invited onlookers to walk alongside him, tweeting horses, swole dragons, texting tigers, and blue-collar pugs.

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