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Turtle Hill: TurtleHill was invited by the ShenZhen Yan Bookshop and the curatorial team Studio Movement to design an installation for the bookshop’s opening ceremony. Has spreading knowledge and beauty as its original intention, Yan Bookshop tries to bridge the western culture and the eastern. As an interpretation of the bookshop’s vision, the installation, named Power of Growth, has a flowing sea made of wool carpet that sits together with various-scale floating moss islands.
▼大小高度各异又相互联系的漂浮“群岛” Various-scale floating moss islands
Moss and wool were chosen as the main materials to create an intimate connection with visitors. In the busy commercial center and the noisy shopping mall, having a quiet space to empty oneself shall be a blessing. Here among the bookshelves, the floating moss islands could be appreciated separately or integrally. Subtle as its meaning is, the installation provides some opportunities on the dialogue between people, space and nature. Doing photosynthesis, the moss generates life force, just as people when they do their readings. Off-white and pure white wool carpets interweave and ripple around islands. Walking in the installation with bare feet, people enjoy the fluffiness and gentleness of the wool.
▼米白色和纯白色两种羊毛地毯相间交织 Off-white and pure white wool carpets interweave and ripple around islands
▼岛屿解构出的交互意义让人自由的构建与人群、空间、自然对话关系 The installation provides some opportunities on the dialogue between people, space and nature
To corporate with the tight construction process and limited site conditions, Power of Growth was designed and installed in a short period. The form was generated by parametric algorithms. Then, it was disassembled into pieces according to materials and construction methods in computer. Later the 3d model files were sent to the factory for numerical control processing and mock-ups. Finally, when the site was ready, the installation was built up by a team of worker and designers in 24 hours.
▼生成分析 Form Generation Diagram
Installation/ Exhibition Name: Power of Growth
Installation Dimensions: Length 11m/Width 11m/Height 0.7m
Location: Yan Bookshop, Shenzhen Bay Mixc World L3, Shenzhen
Exhibition Duration: 12/2018-01/2019
Client: Yan Bookshop, Crland Shenzhen Bay Mixc World
Curator: Studio Movement
Principal: Jason Guo
Project Designer: Will Tao
Photographer: Jason Guo/ Lakita
Major Material: Moss, Plywood, Wool Carpet
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