The project was conceived as part of the exhibition Good
Gangsters in Town, curated by the team of Esther Lu and Adnan
Yildiz. It emerged from a dialogue between myself and Yildiz
regarding the act of curating and the concerns of museums
as places of dialogue, institutions of power and the place
of curators, artists and viewers within these machines. The
project consisted of a series of architectural interventions
in a covered section of one of the museum’s sculpture
parks. Four elements were constructed outside the building
proper in a loose circle. These consisted of the tower/scaffold
wall, the lean-to/site office, the bureaucrat’s desk
and the entrance hall. A single element inside the building
consisted of a guard kiosk watching the entrance/exit to
the external elements of the installation.
The work was an attempt to work through ideas of a kind
of do it yourself approach to architecture, made from materials
at hand and following forms suggested by the location of
the work within the city of Taipei and the museum itself.
Visitors were encouraged to enter the space and occupy the
structures and spaces as they saw fit. In the site office
drawings from the process of building the structures were
left on the work table for the duration of the exhibition.
Special Thanks to Jim Bomford and Arthur Tsai for their
help and assistance on the project.