You are here

Do Ho Suh: Artist Talk & Screening

Two special events with artist Do Ho Suh
Monday, March 19, 2018, 4:00 pm

Loose Talk Conversations: Do Ho Suh

March 19, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.

Big Stairs | Knowlton Hall
275 West Woodruff Avenue

Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, Seoul, Korea; lives and works in London and Seoul) works across various media, creating drawings, film, and sculptural works that confront questions of home, physical space, displacement, memory, individuality, and collectivity. Suh is best known for his fabric sculptures that reconstruct to scale his former homes in Korea, Rhode Island, Berlin, London, and New York. Suh is interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical forms, and examines how the body relates to, inhabits, and interacts with that space. He is particularly interested in domestic space and the way the concept of home can be articulated through architecture that has a specific location, form, and history. For Suh, the spaces we inhabit also contain psychological energy, and in his work he makes visible those markers of memories, personal experiences, and a sense of security, regardless of geographic location.

Supported by Ohio State’s Global Mobility Project, a Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme pilot project, and the Department of Art, Knowlton School of Architecture, and Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering.

Screening: Fallen Star: Finding Home

March 19, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.

Film/Video Theater, Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High St.

Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star (2012)—a house precariously perched on the roof of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego—represents both a thrilling creative realization and remarkable feat of architectural design. Brunner-Sung and Stadler’s engaging documentary captures the years of planning, process, and collaboration behind this improbable artwork that has quickly become a visual landmark on the campus, home of the famed Stuart Collection of site-specific art. (50 mins., digital video.)

Codirector Brunner-Sung, assistant professor in Ohio State’s Department of Theatre, and renowned artist Do Ho Suh introduce the film and stay for a Q&A after the screening.

Supported by Ohio State’s Global Mobility Project, a Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme pilot project, and the Department of Art, Knowlton School of Architecture, and Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering.