SLIDESHOW: from ’11 Scenes’ Exhibition
at Bamboo Curtain Studio – Taipei City, Taiwan
30/07/11 – 04/08/11 (opening 30/7 at 15:00)
Showing at: Bamboo Curtain Studio, No.39, Lane 88, Sec. 2, Zhongzheng E. Rd., Danshui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886 2 8809 3809, +886 2 28081465 E-mail: studio[at]bambooculture.com
By documenting the material exchanges that take place in transitory spaces, in the exchanges and occurrences of daily life, we connect with those which have been taken place over centuries. Bamboo has materially adapted in parallel to human history, by being carved, woven, joined, shifting in form, increasing in mass, deceasing in our collective psyches; through re-abbreviation, gaining meaning and producing symbolism. Throughout this time is has retained its position as a silent signifier to the past and gives rise to a possibility of a future.
The concept of the ‘Baasher Ghor’ or ‘Bamboo House’ seeks to look beyond the means of a self-contained place with a fixed setting, or one singular view, it is instead an abode of many openings and entrances, of multiple frontages and enclosures. The house is still defined by its material essence with inexhaustible connections and still retains the ability to adapt alongside our changing human senses whilst still remaining at core, a house made of bamboo.
‘Baasher Ghor’ presents 35 projects from architects, designers, sculptors, photographers, oral historians and poets from four continents. Each respondent has looked at the material within a narrative in space, connecting it to a real or imaginary place or country of origin.
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