is this utopia? rumi ando strips down tokyo's bustling life

Oct 13, 2021

rumi ando (see more here) has edited and simplified the original shots to create a nude fictional city, a fusion of utopic and dystopic characteristics; a wonderful pastel pure city, lacking any traces of human life. multiple shapes and forms and a spotless blue sky reveal her nostalgia and optimism.

‘I wonder what will tokyo look like when we no longer need material functions. there are no entrances and no exits, only box-like structures spreading out. all activities are completed in the box, and photos, text, and traces of human consumption activities disappear from the city. is that a dystopia for us? is it a utopia for tokyo?’ rumi ando mentioned.

project info:

name: nude tokyo

by: rumi ando