Do Ho Suh's new installation at Wormwood Street, EC2, commissioned by Art Night and Sculpture in the City, is on view until 2020.
Bridging Home, London is a replica of a traditional Korean house and surrounding bamboo garden, which will appear to have 'fallen' onto the Wormwood Street footbridge.
Suh's first large-scale outdoor installation in the capital, the work reflects the
artist's own experience of moving across continents and between cultures, and continues his career-long investigation of memory, migration, the multiplicity of the immigrant experience, and home as both a physical structure and a lived experience.
Speaking about the work Suh comments, 'It is hugely rewarding to create a public work in London, my adopted home. For me, a building is more than just space. It is not only physical but also metaphorical and psychological. In my work I want to draw out these intangible qualities of energy, history, life and memory. While Bridging Home, London comes from personal experience, I hope it is something a lot of people can relate to.'
Image: Do Ho Suh, Bridging Home, London, 2018
Steel structural frame with sub timber frame, plywood, and painted finish
© Do Ho Suh
Courtesy of the artist; Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul; Victoria Miro, London/Venice (photography Gautier Deblonde)