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  • turning pink

    turning pink
    new york NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    Leong Leong: The temporary installation for the W/ Project Space in New York’s Chinatown completed by LEONG LEONG is the latest in a series of projects that explore the translation of a legible figure into a continuous visual field. From the street, the installation appears as a glowing, enigmatic box, its contents and purpose unknown. Once inside all reference
    to the boundaries of the gallery are obscured by a five-sided figure made of rigid building insulation.



    The cave-like space is a result of blending four shapes into a topological environment. The walls of the gallery are lined with mirror to transform the spatial figure into a field of reflections. All material used in the installation will be recycled in the construction of an artist residence in New Jersey designed by LEONG LEONG.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    LL: We are interested in the ambiguity between the figure and the field.
    We have been looking at things like color blind tests, Rorschach inkblots, and the optics of fuzzy figures.

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    LL:
    reading
    Alejandro Zaera-Polo – “Cheapness: No Frills and Bare Life”
    Robbin Evans – “Translations from Drawing to Building”
    Land of Desire – William Leach
    Harper’s Findings
    listening to
    DJ Trouble (WFMU)
    Die Antwoord
    Koudlam
    Erik Satie
    Stricken City
    Jay-Z “Forever Young”
    watching
    Random YouTube videos
    Food Network
    The Fly – David Cronenberg

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    LL: Miguel Fisac
    Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo
    Junya Ishigawa
    Daniel Buren
    Tauba Auerbach
    Ellsworth Kelly

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