全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Bed Pressure, 2017

梁志和 / 中国香港

Leung Chi Wo / Hong Kong, China


The used steel bunk bed in the factory dormitory witnessed the swift development of Shenzhen. It was the most intimate furniture of the migrant workers but its straightforward pragmatism designated its value only as a transit to the next stage of happiness. In fact, it was not limited to Shenzhen. Steel bunk beds were for all industrial developing communities in certain collective memories only. Plain and durable, it was once the only choice for many working class families in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, etc. However, cheap furniture was dumped when people's material life was improved as their values changed. Steel beds as materials for art, referring to the original context of the site can become metaphors for development, in terms of both individual and collective. In this installation, they are at the same timethe physical and conceptual container to transform the space and to deliver a multi-layered narrative. Objects come from different times and signify a variety of meanings. An expanded perception of the present and the presence is attempted.