Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Do Ho Suh, "Bridging Home"

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

I can’t count how many times I have walked past this work in town and have never paid it any attention. I feel the idea of the building being held up by two others fascinating but the way it has been executed questionable. When first looking at the slanted Korean style building I couldn’t help but think to myself that it was false, the way there was a blockade in front preventing us from getting too close to the work made me feel disconnected. I would have liked to stand underneath it, to feel what it was like to see a building over me that looked like it could fall down any moment. (Probably why the barricade was there in the first place) I feel that this may have made the work really push itself into the environment rather than being an obvious temporary structure. I think I wish that someone lived inside the building however impractical that would be, to bring the building to life.

I do like the work however, I like how the building is different to a lot of the buildings in town, how it is slanted and in a way I like how it is hidden between two buildings, part of me wishes it was more on display but another part of me likes the intimacy of it being almost hidden.

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