THE KNOWN in Shenzhen, China by Crossboundaries

A prefab installation made of concrete, mirror and steel to derivate an UNKNOWN CITY

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CROSSBOUNDARIES attends the exhibition of Pingshan District Art Museum in Shenzhen with an installation artwork THE KNOWN, a response to the exhibition’s theme – UNKNOWN CITY.

▼装置作品“已知”远景,the exterior view of THE KNOWN in the distance


Today’s urban physical space is increasingly becoming a product of modularization of various materials. It is an eternal issue of how human beings deal with the relationship between themselves and the manufactured environment, that they place their spiritual needs within.

▼装置作品“已知”近景,the close exterior view of THE KNOWN


▼装置作品“已知”爆炸轴测图,the exploded axon of THE KNOWN

The work highly abstracts and refines urban materials – concrete, steel and glass – to form a cycled mirroring image. In a semi-open room enclosed by four mirror plains, a concrete stair is hung upside down, a prefabricated element produced in a factory, symbolizing modern industrial achievements like prefabricated construction that can accelerate the constructions on buildings and the growth of our cities.

▼装置作品“已知”外观,由混凝土、钢铁和玻璃打造而成,呈现出周而复始的镜像效果,the exterior view of the installation that is made of concrete, steel and glass, forming a cycled mirroring image

▼装置作品“已知”外观,四个镜面墙围合的半开放空间中,悬浮着一段倒置的混凝土楼梯,the exterior view, a concrete stair is hung upside down in a semi-open room enclosed by four mirror plains

涉足装置当中,观者将被多镜面生成的递归透视效果包围,仿佛置身无穷空间;更具迷惑性的,是楼梯自身及其镜像所围合成的路径闭环,如同荷兰版画家埃舍尔(Maurits Cornelis Escher)那幅著名画作《相对论》(Relativity, 1953),让人难以分辨上行还是下行……在种种视觉错位中,观者能体验到真实与幻象、客观与主观、个体与群像间的转化与隔阂。

Stepping into this installation, viewers are surrounded by an infinite space created by the recursive effect. More puzzling, the stair joins its images in the mirrors creating an illusion of a closed path, reminding viewers of the famous work “Relativity” by Maurits Cornelis Escher. One can easily get confused to determine if it is going up or down. Within the space of visual dislocations, viewers can experience the transformation of and separation between reality and illusion, objective and subjective or individuals and groups.

▼装置的内部空间,倒置的楼梯在侧面的镜面上产生递归效果,interior view of the installation, the inverted stairs create a recursive effect through the side mirrors

▼在装置内从下向上看,多镜面生成一种递归的透视效果,looking up, the mirrors create a recursive effect, forming an infinite space

▼在装置内从上向下看,looking down


Cities always offer unpredictable temptations and confusions to individuals, even though all the physical parts of them are known facts to us.

▼站在装置内部的地面向上看,looking up from the interior space ground

▼站在装置内部的地面向下看,looking down from the interior space ground

▼装置内部的视觉效果,the visual effect inside the installation

项目负责人: 蓝冰可(Binke Lenhardt),董灏

Curators: ZHANG Yuxing, YE Cheng, HAN Jing
Organizer & Sponsor: People’s Government of Pingshan District, Shenzhen
Exhibition Duration: March 30, 2019- September 30, 2019
Location: Shenzhen, China
Size: 10 sqm
Design Period: February 2019 – March 2019
Material: concrete, mirror, steel
Partners in charge: Binke Lenhardt, DONG Hao
Design Team: GAO Yang, YU Zhaoxiong, HOU Jinghui, HAO Hongyi
Collaborator: China Construction Science & Technology Co., ltd. (FAN Zesen, XU Muye, LUO Chuanwei)
Photographs: BAI Yu, DONG Hao, HAO Hongyi

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