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White Elephant / Jimenez Lai

© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol © Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol © Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol © Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol

   

The White Elephant is roughly 10’x10’x10’. It has three basic premises:

1. A building inside a building, somewhere between a super-furniture and a small house.

2. An object that tumbles to attain multiple orientations to blur the qualification plans and sections.

© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol
© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol

3. An object that is hard on the outside, soft on the inside.

© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol
© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol

Its exterior is clad with translucent polycarbonate, and the interior is stuffed cowhide. It tumbles and changes orientation and can flip to eight different stances.

© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol
© Magnus Lindqvist, Kyle D, Eberle and Kamil Krol

What is a building that can tumble freely without gravity or fixed orientations, hard on the outside but soft on the inside, and obstructs the continuity of interior spaces like an elephant in a room? This installation is a freestanding micro building / macro furniture that questions projection, inside/outside, rigidity/fluidity and size/scale.

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