do ho suh: bridging home do ho suh: bridging home
may 30, 2012

do ho suh: bridging home

‘bridging home’ by do-ho suh, 2010 steel structural frame with sub timber frame, filcor 45 fra eps bounded to 19 mm marine plywood, painted finish liverpool, england, UK image via

do-ho suh’s work ‘bridging home’ is an outdoor mixed-media installation built between two structures. the small house is built on an angle, seeming to hover several feet above the ground between two taller buildings. the perched piece has an unsettling affect, highlighting the tension existent between stranger-neighbors in larger cities, alluding to the dual sense of belonging and anonymity of an individual hailing from this place. ‘bridging home’ also explores the affect of living in an interconnected world upon the psychology of the individual and the community.

the work was originally commissioned for the liverpool biennial, touched and will be part of the upcoming roundtable: 9th gwangju biennale at the tate modern on june 6th, 2012 for the gwangju biennale to take place from september 7th until november 11th, 2012 in gwangju, korea.

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  • Who´s the girl that walking in the first picture??? I want know her!

    Robert says:
  • She is the owner of the house.

    IGNACIO SALAZAR says:
  • Tengo una foto de ese edificio de hace dos años, y no estaba!! Me ha alegrado reconocerlo!!!

    Carolina says:
  • where is the interior? is that really house for living?

    Damz says:
  • DB, please do a column on the endless variations of the Art House.
    I am tired of resenting them, (while so many have no housing, a house built for Art, not for dwelling is inexcusable.) and want a good excuse to celebrate the astonishing inventiveness (see above-) of this form.
    I do love it. And were it available to dwell in, I would.

    Miss Creant says:
  • whether or not we can live in the house, it’s pretty awesome to see. also, the artist has touched upon themes accessible to many in this piece.exploring the psyche of the metropolitan modern human– sounds pretty worthwhile to me to make a piece of art that so many can relate to?

    franz says:
  • I saw the photo, and thought is that Liverpool, looked it up and it is! I see text like that all over the city, yet fail notice the house wedged between.

    Savingkii says:
  • IDIOTIC, senseless waste of time and energy–
    beautiful brickwork next door

    WWillem says:
  • if it’s not your time, energy or money, what do you care?
    do you also believe scarpa’s exhaustive work was a waste?

    andy says:

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