Red Thread, 2014

ribbon, 150 meters







A long red band is passed through the windows of a 32-story high-rise apartment building in the Tianhe district of Guangzhou. The ribbon flows through the interior and exterior of the building, intervening from one window to the next, floor by floor and turning inside-out through the monotone geometry of stacked flats. The action attempts to weave the isolation of contemporary Chinese urban domesticity with the exterior spaces of the metropolis - a minimal underline commenting upon the relation of the human scale to architecture as a form of poetic engagement.