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兼容的盒子计划第八十七期 bazaar compatible program #87
31°12.246'N 121°25.010'E
缝隙 Gap
张如怡的装置 installation by Zhang Ruyi
2014/12/16 - 2015/01/04
安顺路98号 小商品市场内26号铺 Shanghai, 98 Anshun Road, stall 26



In this project the material used is the standard red brick building, methodically stacked nine square meters to "absorb" the space with its physical properties (volume, texture, density, weight). This is "compress" the space by manipulating an object. The properties of the original industrial material are disrupted and transformed. On the other hand, because of the surrounding market mess, with all kinds of bulk products, aligned red bricks produce a sharp contrast between the mundane nature of everyday life and a certain spiritual dimension.

This project interrogates the sense of passing faces a compressed space. By creating some stress emotionally by a feeling of confinement facility seeks to produce a mental opening.

Zhang Ruyi
Shanghai, december 16, 2014