Tree Chuangs installation at Soissons Landing
Jul 17—Oct 31, 2022
Tree Chuangs is a series of six site-specific textile sculptures designed by artist Xinan Ran and built by youth and Beam Center staff at Beam Camp City on Governors Island. This installation creates multifaceted sensorial experiences throughout the grounds of Governors Island, and is on view through October 31. The project uses the form of a traditional Chinese chuang — a cylindrical textile ritual apparatus commonly used in Buddhism — as a launching point to tell the story of Beam youth through their artwork on the collaboratively made textile pieces. Able to be viewed by the audience from both the outside and the inside, each structure serves as a metaphor for the duality of internal psychic space and external social space that we simultaneously inhabit as we navigate the world.
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