stephanie syjuco

 

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Black Markets
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> Unsolicited Fabrications
> Color Theory Communication Transference
> Labor Relations (After Stickley, After Morris)
> Five Days Towards a New Modernism (Beijing)

> La Maison Tunisie
> Everything Must Go (Grey Market)

> Future Shock Nesting Boxes
> Wirtschafts-werte (Economic Values)
> Pacific Super
> Doppelgangers
> Werkstaat and Books & Disks
> Multi-User Interfaces
> Comparative Morphologies
> I Love Technology and Technology Loves Me



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installation view at UniversalStudios Gallery, Beijing

 

Five Days Towards a New Modernism (Beijing)
2007

cardboard, paper, tape, magazine clippings and found material

handmade over the course of five days in Beijing, China; included in the exhibition "Forged Realities," curated by Pauline Yao.

 

This sculptural project is one of a series of “resuscitations” of modernist furniture by French designer Charlotte Perriand—a colleague of Le Corbusier—but executed in cardboard, paper, glue, and tape. As a gorgeously designed work, Perriand's 1950s shelf had the hallmark clean lines and materials of the modernist era. For my own pieces, I am more interested in attempting a similar effect, but with "local” and everyday materials--in this case what was available to me at UniversalStudios Gallery in Beijing, China.

This work exists as a copy of a copy: an "original" copy ("La Maison Tunisie") was made in my San Francisco studio in 2005. This sister copy still resides in Beijing, half a world away.

 


 

 

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