Between Real and Fake
The installation piece was created for the APMAP, which is an annual art project curated by the Amore Pacific Museum of Arts. APMAP 2016 was curated within the mockup building of Amore Pacific’s new HQ designed by David Chipperfield, standing on the construction site. The orange steel structure was installed along the stairs of the mockup building creating a loop from the entrance to exit.
In an unexpected space along the entrance way to the mock-up building, one's anticipation caused by the substantial concrete structure and the seeming elevator is unfamiliarly subverted. This leads to the subversion of the fixed conception of spaces and things and thereby bestows an intriguing significance upon the mock-up.
Visitors are welcomed by two elevator openings at the lobby. Instinctively they enter one of the openings and encounter unexpected loop of stairs going up and down leading to the other opening. Such a nonsensical moment elevates the meaning of the whole experience and the definition of mock-up, which is a fake building.
The steel stair structure is enclosed by PVC mesh of orange color which makes link to the safety fence at construction site of the real building