Hong Hew

PANORAMA | London | Unit 21 | 2013

PAVILION | Tremenheere Art Park, Penzance | Unit 21 | 2013

FOLKLORE MUSEUM | Tangier, Morocco | Unit 21 | 2013

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The Pavilion of Manufactured Experience and The Museum of Folklore

This year’s project begins with an exploration to study the relationship between motion and perception experience using a panorama. Our movement in space defines the views we see, and our means of travel will characterise our perception of the space we move in. Using the Panoramic wheel, with a mounted iphone camera on a hula-­‐hoop, it is rolled vertically along the Embankment Bridge and the Westminster Bridge of London to reveal the interaction between motion and perception. The panorama allows viewers to link between the spaces in the panorama, to compare and to try to understand the logic of its formation. This then raises our concern into how we normally experience the motion and perception in these spaces of the actual world.

Continuing the theme of motion and perception experience, the second project is a pavilion of manufactured experience in the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens of Penzance, Cornwall. The pavilion incorporated projections of back dated recording of the sculpture gardens’ moments. These projections manipulate the relationship of motion and perception when experiencing a garden to provide the visitors with an experience provided only by the interaction of the pavilion and the projections. Then following the brief, the pavilion is also designed for wedding reception and art installation, but integrating the video projection as a virtual space over the real space and happening event.

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The final project is based in Tangier, Morocco. It is a city rich with its culture and history. Storytelling has been a traditional way of Tangerians sharing with others. They often spend their time together, enjoying the Moroccan tea and chit-­‐chatting about how they live, what they do and where they went, in little cafes along the streets of Petit Socco to Grand Socco. The project as a Folklore Museum exhibits and documents the oral tradition of sharing stories, culture and experiences of the Tangerians. It sits on the edge of Medina to continue the previously demolished part of Medina wall, creating the architecture that is seen as a wall, but experienced as a series of spaces. Like story-­making, key experiences in the museum are intentionally composed and then spontaneously connected to one another, allowing the users to experience the unexpected and strange composition of the spaces that leaves much for the imagination to explore.

The project implement the spontaneous and intentional relationship within storytelling to create architectural spaces that allow the users to question beyond what they experience and to subject their imagination to the least expected. The museum is carved of intertwining elements that project from a street furniture of the surrounding Medina to form platforms, surfaces, openings, interiors and furniture. These elements create a conversation between them as they meet and separate from the others.

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