Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Do Ho Suh, the wegded house
i personally thought 'the wedged house' piece was relatively interesting, for me on a superficial and quite simple level it was good fun. there was the initial surprise and innocent appreciation for something that is a visual oddity, i found it quite reminiscent of film sets, almost like the synthetic buildings in Disney land. i personality didn't buy into the idea that this was a serious piece of art that had a message to communicate, it was simple innocent amusement.
I think its main success was in the fact that you don't necessarily expect it to be there, its an 'oh look theres a house stuck between two buildings' a quick look closer and your ready to move on. I'm not sure if that was the artists aim, there were probably quite a lot of references and ideas that were lost on me. i found it, for the lack of a better term, a welcome surprise, it wasn't going to be anything life affirming or leave a lasting impression, but at the same time it got a reaction, abiet a tourist-esque 'ooh look at that' but at the same time is that really so bad?