Design Company :
J.C. Architecture , Taiwan
Johnny Chiu , Nora Wang
“Cut Space”creates the interactivity between the audience and the installation. The idea started when we asked ourselves – How can people create their own space? Can we provide people with the freedom for this to happen? What kind of spaces would they create?
To answer these questions, we built an installation space (6m x 6m) consisting of 6,300 hung strings equally spaced, and then gave each participant a pair of scissors. The strings in a way became the structural material that participants could cut out any length to create the space. Over time, as people shaped their spaces, the fallen strings accumulated on the ground forming loose “furniture.”
As the spaces were being freely created, the social interaction as well as collective memory also organically grew. In this installation we encourage individuality as we celebrate the collective whole.