For last year’s Art Night, Koo Jeong-a gave an upgrade to a disused underground station. This year, Do Ho Suh will take over Hawksmoor’s masterpiece with video installations from his recent show Passages. He is also working on a very special Art Night new commission to be unveiled later in the year as part of the Korea/UK season 2017-2018.
Do Ho Suh: Passage/s (2015); My Home/s (2016)
Video installation, 5 minutes 50 seconds, looped.
Christ Church Spitalfields | Commercial Street | London E1 6LY
6pm Saturday 1 July – 4am Sunday 2 July
For Art Night, Do Ho Suh presents a video installation that responds to the architecture of Christ Church, Spitalfields. His recent video works, Passage/s (2015) and My Home/s (2016) are shown in a loop, that foretell a journey through an apparently endless corridor and a vertical and horizontal crossing through individual rooms. All three works put forward the idea of a transience as both a sustained emotional state and an act of self-discovery. The works present individual dwellings that Suh, his family, friends and team resided in, filmed as if they were located in a single apartment block that continuously varies in style and structure. The video installation inserts itself in the central space of the church’s nave, where a variety of architectural details are evident, from Gothic to Classic architecture, with details borrowed from Venetian and Victorian stained glass windows and Tuscan columns.
A project co-produced with KCCUK, with venue support from Christ Church Spitalfields.
Image: Do Ho Suh, Home within Home within Home within Home within Home (2013). Polyester fabric, metal frame, 1530 x 1283 x 1897 cm. Site-specific commissioned artwork for Hanjin Shipping Box Project, MMCA National Museum, Seoul.
- Praise be! The newly restored Christ Church Spitalfields lives up to Hawskmoor’s stunning vision, says Jonathan Glancey in the Guardian, 6 Sept 2004