Modern Love Exhibition
The theme for TCDC installation for Bangkok Design Week 2019 has been chosen both as a critically provocative reaction to genius loci of the place and in relation to the overall theme of the event: Fusing Futures. It is located on Kasem San
1 Alley in Reno Hotel, which since its inception
in 1962 ' s apart of accommodation was also
opened for soldiers looking for more adventurous entertainment.
Reno Hotel is only remaining establishment of
the kind in soi once occupied by many of them.
The project “honors” this legacy by proposing a
love - art motel in a way fusing the past and the presence, now however the only encounters one
may experience are with art. Further relation to
theme of Bangkok Design Week can be found in materiality of installation. Constructed fully from concrete blocks designed by PHTAA Living Design
for new façade of the hotel , the installation
becomes fully recyclable. The modernist form of bricks constructs another bridge with Bangkok
and hotel past.
The curvaceous walls of the installation refer
to curtains of drive in motels and create an
undulating space , which combined with six installations designed by six different artists, in deliberately provocative manner explores the notions of intimacy , privacy and peeping while stimulating indirect interaction between visitors.
The atmosphere of the space inside is strengthen
by the use of soft materials such as curtain and carpet which mute the whole environment.
Wherever it is
Love is natural,
Lust is natural,
Different is natural,
Different ways to reach happiness are natural,
Individual difference is natural.
PHTAA living design
Bangkok Design Week 2019