Craig Walsh

BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES

Vietnam Institute of Architects, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2001

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Repurposing documentation of his wild installation, where unexpected images are projected onto a shop window in Vietnam, Craig Walsh captures the interaction between art and its audience. Blurring The Boundaries was developed and produced during a three-month Asialink residency in Hanoi in 2001, hosted by the Vietnam Institute of Architects. As the title suggests, the objective of the work was to blur the distinctions between art and architecture while juxtaposing the natural and built environments. The content responds to the immediate environment and references a common mode of presentation for glass shopfronts in Vietnamese restaurants. An everyday occurrence becomes extraordinary through the manipulation of scale and subverting the function of architectural space. Viewable only from the street, this busy road was often completely blocked as the public attempted to interpret this curious intervention.