Fragments of Rediscovered Time
See Sapa through the lense of a vintage camera
L'Usine Dong Khoi hosts an exhibit by Mads Monsen, ‘Fragments Of Rediscovered Time’. It showcases the present day world of Sapa through the lens of a Kodak Duaflex II vintage camera from the early 1950's. With Mads Monsen’s keen eye to detail and composition, this is a visual documentation of Sapa presented in a striking way, not shown before.
‘Fragments of Rediscovered Time’ is born from the concept of raising awareness about sustainability through Reuse. It is also intended to explore and capture the essence of the past of Sapa’s culture, inhabitants, their environment and how sustainability applies in the modern day with the advancement of infrastructure and technology surrounding them.
‘Fragments of Rediscovered Time’ showcases 18 prints on sheet metal, with old metal, hand-welded into custom art frames with a protective finish.
Born in Norway, Mads Monsen underwent an apprenticeship with a commercial photography studio in Bergen, Norway. He graduated from Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design with a BA (hons) in Graphic Design. Monsen has lived and worked in Vietnam since the year 2000, where he runs Studio MadsMonsen. Also, he is co-founder of Oanh & Mads, provider of custom artwork and corporate gifts.