This project is an attempt to create a very minimal museum with only a network of concrete lines. These lines may also be viewed from the above as an extremely large drawing which may be an exhibit itself.
Hence, the project is also an experiment: how would people be walking on a drawing?
The “Mobile M+: INFLATION!” exhibition was held at the West Kowloon Cultural District between April to June 2013. INFLATION! is the first exhibition held at the Park and the future site of M+ at the West Kowloon Cultural District, with six large-scale inflatable structures by international artists around the world.
These sets of monumental temporary sculptures are highly visible. They are humorous outdoor sculptures which are provocative, thus ,they were able to draw people’s awareness of the West Kowloon’s future developments as a contemporary visual art at public space.
The landscape is expressed by sets of interweaving lines that are flowing on the landscape. These line created a spatial framework which guides the visitors through-out the outdoor exhibition. This sinuous network of lines response to the existing site forces, art works, and human movements and created an interesting and playful experience for the visitors, visually and physically.
Our intervention remained deliberately minimal, so that the landscape would not overshadow the arts.
The concrete lines creates a stark contrast with the character of the site. They have provided a different experience for the visitors when viewed from the adjacent ICC tower. The project is an attempt to explore temporariness and permanency as the design will remain on the site after the exhibition. We have planned that the concrete elements will be gradually overtaken by vegetation on site and therefore, disappears!
GROUNDWORK TEAM Stephen Suen, Jones Yeung, Heidi Auyeung, Manfred Yuen
PHOTOGRAPHER South Ho
LOCATION West Kowloon, Hong Kong
CLIENT West Kowloon Cultural District Authority