Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Massive Life-Size Home Within A Home (5pics)

Korean sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh has an installation at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul that is sure to leave you impressed. The piece is a 1:1 scale replica of two houses titled, Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home which reflects his own move from his homeland of Seoul to the western world of New York. 
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The two houses are modeled after homes that he previously lived in, built one inside the other. Both of the houses are fabricated entirely in purple fabric. The interior home is his childhood house in Korea that is suspended and enveloped by a larger modern home resembling his first apartment building located in Rhode Island.

The work is so massive, measuring 12m x 15m, that Suh had to use a 3D scanning machine for precision and detail. While you see two homes in this piece, Suh calls it Home Within Home Home Within Home Home Within Home because he wants the viewer to see the installation on a larger level. "As you approach the gallery space, my translucent piece is between the viewer and the longer view, so it becomes five homes-within-homes: my two home inside; the museum; the palace; and then Seoul." 

via mymodernmet

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