Do-Ho Suh, Home within Home within Home within Home within Home,2013, site specific Seoul Box installation
absurd lakefront: The piece is replica of the three story house in Rhode Island where the artist first stayed in the United States in 1991, and within is a model of his family’s traditional Korean House. His family home sits within his first U.S. home, which sits within the Seoul Box, inside the Seoul MMCA, which is in Seoul.
B: Do-Ho Suh has staked such a great claim. You can do pretty much anything with this technique, and justify it however you want, and it’ll be engaging.
“I cannot escape from the fact that I struggle with myself. It has always been a difficult question for me: do I know him? Who is he anyway? It’s so alluring, sometimes as if the will of the body would want to swallow me, leaving my thoughts behind, but then comes the soul to pull me back. It’s an eternal battle and a game. Like the gravitational pull of a black hole, when it touches you, something new is born, as if I’m not me anymore, somewhere else, in an unknown place.“