Chain link fence might be one of the ugliest creations that we, as a society, have embraced. Only when they are covered with vines are they any better than a necessary evil. Which is one reason why this instillation is so impressive. The artist, Soo Sunny Park, often uses industrial materials in her work. She manages to make chain link beautiful. That is not so much art as magic…
In the gaps of the fencing she has suspended small squares of colored plastic. The fencing simply becomes the armature for these bits of color. The sculpture hangs from the ceiling on the third floor of the deCordova Museum, where it scatters the light like confetti through the halls.
This work is called “Capturing Resonance.” There is also an auditory component as part of a collaboration with composer Spencer Topel. They are giving a talk on February 4th at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Massachusetts about their collaboration process. Frankly, the auditory component had better be pretty amazing to match the visual side.
all photos from Soo Sunny Park’s website