January 15-21, 2018

Homology/異體同形

Dates

Fri , Jan 13, 2017 — Mon , Jan 23, 2017

Type

Window Installations

Disciplines

Art, Furniture Design, Industrial Design, Installation, Interior Design, Sculpture

Neighbourhood

East

Daily Hours

MonMonday

24 hours -

TueTuesday

24 hours -

WedWednesday

24 hours -

ThuThursday

24 hours -

FriFriday

24 hours -

SatSaturday

24 hours -

SunSunday

24 hours -

Location

Spectacle

18 Rack House Mews
Toronto ON
M5A 3C4

Accessible

Admission

Free

Description

Please note that the closing date of this window installation has been changed to January 23, 2017.

Homology, a biology terminology, describes the existence of shared ancestry between a pair of structures or genes in different taxa.

Embedding the concept into cultural context, the East and the West share the same ancestry: Mother Nature. Yet, they act differently in values, behaviour, and customs. With Mother Nature, however, how do two distinct cultures react?

‘Homology’ takes inspiration from the immigration journey between two cultures, and attempts to translate them into functional furniture pieces. It is a dialog between Chinese Yin Yang and Canadian appreciation of wild nature; it is a discussion between two cultures holding a different philosophy of life.

Topher Kong‘s practice demonstrates an interest in bridging art and design. He mainly communicates by creating hybrid forms of art and design that synchronize the physical and the emotional in its stages and states.

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