In APORIA, photographer Andrew Waits addresses the phenomenon of rapid growth being experienced in many urban locations around the world. A desire to explore the underpinnings of a rapidly changing environment, and how it demonstrates itself on one’s psyche, is at the core of this work. APORIA is the culmination of this effort, a dreamlike narrative pieced together from the observed landscape.
APORIA does not presume to answer questions regarding the ills of the urban development. It rather presents a fictional narrative in an effort to approach a feeling that something is amiss. There is a limit to what can be observed in an environment so deeply woven with complexity. As Waits has said, “For the most part, we are disconnected from the underlying mechanisms of the system in which we live. APORIA attempts to highlight this disconnect and struggle for understanding and connection. Perhaps in doing so, it can provide a brief glimpse into what lies underneath the system where the collective psyche of a population finds its covert habitation.”