Richie's lounge (2019), inkjet print on cotton rag, 60 x 70 cm
A Young Black Kangaroo is the artist’s ongoing photographic project documents people’s lives in Sydney suburb Woolloomooloo.
Li visited local public housing residents in their home, photograph them and their interior. It is an exploration of the Woolloomooloo public housing tenant structure and the underlying stories. Revealing people’s dream and struggle, desire and void.
Woolloomooloo is a Harbourside inner-city suburb famous for Finger Wharf, a trendy place with Page 2 of 3 fine dining and hip bars with water views. Meanwhile, Woolloomooloo is also known for its high density of public housing and homeless gathering. Such distinctive polarisation between the rich and the poor in one area arouses my thinking of social class differences.