rough draft for a final version of Selavy Oh's 'construct variations' to be finished later this year



a project by Selavy Oh

May 1-18, 2011


curated by Goodwind Seiling / Sachiko Hayashi

space provided by HUMLAB / University of Umeå, Sweden

CONSTRUCT is a 75-day project performed during Selavy Oh's residency at Yoshikaze/HUMLAB. Selavy Oh was present every day adding one hollow cube representing one day to the installation. The resulting installation consists of 75 white cubes, most of them reacting in various ways to the presence of visitors, and can be conceived as collection of dynamic time capsules, as spatial blog or diary, that transforms time to space and thus breaks up the inevitable causality of its development by folding it to a multidimensional ensemble allowing for novel relations between its constituents. The single days continuously exchange their positions, resulting in an everchanging labyrinth of cubes - some days even becoming inaccessible - which allows the visitor to discover new connections and associations that go beyond formal or semantic similarity.

(Text by Selavy Oh)


Selavy Oh's installation "construct" was realised during her 75-day-long virtual residency between February and April 2011 at Yoshikaze "Up-In-The-Air" Humlab, Umeå University, Sweden.  The residency was curated by Goodwind Seiling/Sachiko Hayashi in collaboration with the sim manager Didge Burroughs/Jim Barrett.


See all Soup Blog posts on "construct":


See Mab's Flickr set for Selavy Oh's "construct":

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