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11/05 - 29/06/2018

Thomas Tsang: Soundwich, installation views

photos by Dan Vezentan

For the first time since its opening, we can take out Sandwich for a walk through the city, while keeping its proportions intact. Thomas Tsang, architect and artist based in Hong-Kong, constructs a structure that incorporates one of his sound pieces as a support system.


In 1999 I took a sabbatical year from my architectural studies at Cooper Union, moved uptown where I spent an entire academic year building stage-set at Juilliard School. I saw everything that audiences don't see, and I witnessed the incredible scenes, richness, and complexity from the back of the stage. - Thomas Tsang


In a space that is basically defined by the backs of two walls, with their seams, screws and roughness exposed in plain sight, there is little perfection. Like the seams of the clothes we wear, although always hidden from our eyes, these details are much closer to our skin and humanity. It is specifically this lack of frontality that has led the artist to use the walls themselves as medium: while pushing and vibrating through the metal, the sound becomes a tool for describing its unevenness. An architecture drawing becomes a steel wireframe structure that, despite its lightness, reinforces and clarifies the space.


During his stay in Bucharest, Thomas Tsang is collecting strange and residual angles in the city's ambience sounds and reintroduces them back into a mobile unit that redraws Sandwich as an even more narrow space.

Thomas Tsang, architect, artist, and curator based in Hong Kong, is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong and founder of DEHOW PROJECTS, a studio practice that integrates artistic practice with architecture in exhibitions, buildings, and curations. He studied at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and one year in the stage production at the Juilliard School. In 2000, he received a professional degree in Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York City. A recipient of the coveted Marion O. and Maximilian E. Hoffman Rome Prize in Architecture was named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

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This event is part of the Project “Sandwich Moves the Center - Marginal Cultural Construction”.

A cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund


The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

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