An outdoor pavilion for ‘ZONE 7; Your Imaginary Space’, an Anyang Public Art Project (APAP), reflecting on how circular economy is part of traditional culture, especially female intangible heritage, while celebrates nature and biodiversity
Anyang is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, with a population of approximately 600,000. It is a satellite city of Seoul located around 21 km south. The City motto of Anyang is "Livable city, Proud citizens". Anyang Public Art Project (APAP, @apap7.official ) is a public art event that encourages its participants to reimagine the way they understand and perceive the city. It is a project to transform the city itself into a gallery in which people can enjoy art in their daily life by introducing and presenting context and environment of the changing modern city, such as history, culture, landform, and development of Anyang with various forms of public artworks, such as art, sculpture, architecture, design, and performance. It is co-existing with the people of the city in their daily life. APAP explores and deals with nonlinear imaginary spaces around cities, which are modern human settlements and centers of political, social and economic activities. For its 7th edition, the event explores and presents what "imaginary space and new public art in the city" is. It presents Anyang as a new imaginary space "ZONE 7," not six spaces (ZONE 1-6) under the city's 2030 future city development plan.
Bojagi is the Korean traditional cloth that is used for covering, wrapping, and carrying any items like household goods, food, and gifts. It can be made of one big fabric or small pieces of fabric stitched together just like the patchwork.
Norigae is the Korean traditional knot tassel, an accessory, for women to be hung on hanbok top (jeogori), Korean traditional clothing. This can also be used to make your gift wrapping so much more elegant. With bojagi and norigae, Compare with paper wrapping Bojagi has also the great advantage reusable.
In our proposition we want to present the time we spend in nature as a gift. We are offering an space to read and to listen to birds signing in the entrance garden. The elements allowing you this actions will be wrapped in an outdoor textile donated from the brand sunbrella (guarantee for 20 years outdoor resistance) following some of the Bojagi and Norigae traditions.
We have designed two main element: a lamp and speaker and a sofa. Both one sofa and one lamp and speaker consists of 2 inflatable donut and a square made out of textile. The square is wrapped around the donut creating a unit. Speaker-lamps units will be hanging from and structure built around trees whereas sofas will rest in the ground with the support of a plywood CNC cut piece. We will form two big rings: one over the ground composed of sofas and one hanging from the structure surrounding a tree.
The result will be two circles in which you can sit, relax and listen to birds singing (reproduced in an audio) or read a selected book (available in the central piece). Although the top ring seems to be holding from the tree truck it is in fact hanging from an auxiliar structure built around the tree. That structure is composed of 4 ladders joined at the top. The ladders have little shelves, cut in plywood with CNC to support the books. Natural plant planting around the rings could increase the charm and beauty of the installation and are considered and important part of the action.
Ideally we would like to build 3 rings, but due to budget restrictions we have come with a modular proposition that can allow to build one, two of three rings and can allow to make them bigger and smaller.
Open to public from August 25th to November the 2nd
This project has been supported by:
Acción Cultural Española @acecultura . An agency that orchestrates public support for the promotion of culture, both in Spain and overseas. They have supported us through their Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) with the aim of enhancing its presence abroad.
The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London @bartlettarchucl @ucl . One of the most influential, exciting and innovative architecture schools in the world, has contributed to the project through their Architecture Research Fund.
@sunbrellaeurope have donated the fabrics for the project @sunbrella is the worldwide benchmark dedicated to boat equipment fabrics, integrates performance and design to come up with textiles for use in the nautical sector but also in interior and exterior upholstery.