Symbol: A City of Two

Shenzhen / China / 2019

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Wutopia Lab was invited by Mr. Zhang Xingyu, the curator of the Unknown City: Chinese Contemporary Architecture Installation Image Exhibition (Ping Shan) to design an installation called Symbol: A City of Two. The exhibition is based on a genealogic structure of the current discourse on the profession and was held for discussions of contemporary pan-architectural development issues.  


Anastasia


Anastasia is a 6m x 6m micro city created to imply the life of two persons on a spatial form.  The city represents the life itself with a short history, but it could be everlasting on the macro aspect. 


There will be light


Darkness comes first right before we are born, with no coldness or warmness. You might be nervous and trying to hold his hand. Weak light penetrates through the rough wall and the tunnel has no end. There will be light and it’s getting brighter and brighter. A world is coming after the light.


Infinity comes after


You’ll see temptations and desires, some are as beautiful as love. But you will also see twisted faces on the mirror because there are temptations man and woman are always struggling on and it’s that temptation and struggling made our city as a container, an inevitable reincarnation that made the infinity of world. 


Red Redemption


You might be stumbled in this twisted city, but you can still find the red house hidden on the back. There must be something you are willing to fight for and you can take a breath and lick your wound in that spiritual castle. Your mind is wandering and you start to question the reality. 


White Arcade


Most people would sit under the shadow of arcade, watching curious people passing by again and again. Will you be one of them? Will you still recognize each other and keep each other on your memory? 


Exit


There is a narrow gap in the city, an exit, waiting for all kinds of people ready to find the way out. Sometimes things change and the light will start peep in the city from that exit. You will think of lyrics of Kohn’s song and at that moment he will can to your mind. 


Memory and symbol are the evidence of her existence


Lots of friends said they saw traces, traces of references of historic evidences. Géricault, Munch, Dali, Rothko, Le Corbusier, Barragan, Scarpa and Michelangelo, they have all been randomly rewritten and become a part of this collaged city, their ambitious ideas and humble minds are decorations.


There are 18 implications in this city. Can you find them all or there are more to be found? Your interpretations will support my authorship but eventually the city will be yours, only for a while.


For a moment, the city becomes everything to you. No desires will be failed while you are part of it. 


For a moment, you had a flashback of your life and it belongs to the city. It feeds the city with memory and desires, eventually produces implication. Implication goes on and on and wants you to remember it, but all these are just evidence of her existence. 


Project: City of Two


Design Office: Wutopia Lab


Principal Architect: Yu Ting


Project Architect: Mu Zhilin


Project Manager: Ding Ding


Photography: CreatAR Images


Address: Shenzhen


Area: 36 m2


Material: Wood, Floor Glue, Sticker, Sculpture


Completion: March, 2019

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    Wutopia Lab was invited by Mr. Zhang Xingyu, the curator of the Unknown City: Chinese Contemporary Architecture Installation Image Exhibition (Ping Shan) to design an installation called Symbol: A City of Two. The exhibition is based on a genealogic structure of the current discourse on the profession and was held for discussions of contemporary pan-architectural development issues.   Anastasia Anastasia is a 6m x 6m micro city created to imply the life of two persons on a spatial...

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    • Year 2019
    • Work finished in 2019
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Exhibitions /Installations
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