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Jin Soo Kim

Jin Soo Kim
(Born Korea, lives in US)

Proposal for MIT's Simmon's Hall

Noticing that both ancient writing and modern technology make use of a grid format, Jin Soo Kim proposes a public art work that will act as a site for exchange. This work would include a ground covering of etched Chinese characters and a full-scale steel, grid like structure, which will stand in front of Holl's building. In this steel cage, students and the public can leave all the things they no longer need--books, papers, knapsacks, computers and other items of daily life--where others can take them and re-use them, as an ever-changing site of exchange. Thus, the sculpture will go through a process of continuous transformation as the public interacts with it.