SKYSCRAPERS

 

2013

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Hong Kong

IMMINENT DOMAIN

"After a seven day's march through woodland, Traveler On the Backroadsirected toward Baucis cannot see the city and yet he has arrived. The slender stilts that rise from the ground at a great distance from one another and are lost above the clouds support the city . You climb them with ladders. On the ground the inhabitants rarely show themselves: having already everything they need up there, they prefer not to come down. Nothing of the city touches the earth except those long flamingo legs on which it rests and, when the days are sunny, a pierced, angular shadow that falls on the foliage. There are three hypotheses about the inhabitants of Baucis: that they hate the earth; that they respect it so much they avoid all contact; that they love it as it was before they existed and with spyglasses and telescopes aimed downward they never tire of examining it, leaf by leaf, stone by stone, ant by ant, contemplating with fascination their own absence. 

 

Quoted from: "The Invisible Cities - Cities and Eyes 4" by Italo Calvino 

 

Skyscrapers was a site specific exhibititon shown at  "Imminant Domain: Designing the Life of Tomorrow" curated by Prof. Fumio Nanjo, the director of Mori Art Museum.

 

http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/exhibitions/imminent-domain-designing-life-tomorrow

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