Stall

2004

Site-responsive installation with recuperated wood, found supports, soil, locally-gathered and packaged seeds

A number of flat structures, of the sort used to display produce, are arranged in a stepped formation in a storefront space, in response to the existing architecture and with reference to the organization of the local urban landscape. The forms are covered with soil, seeded, and allowed to grow over the course of the exhibition.

The version at Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong was a series of flat areas improvised from found materials and supports, recalling the makeshift vernacular of the local market displays. Stepping gently up and away from the front window and in parallel with a set of stairs, this expansive floating landscape also bore references to the city's grand land-reclamation projects.

Solo Exhibitions: Germaine Koh: Stall, 2004.
Reviews, Articles & Essays: Marie Leduc, Canadian Art, Winter 2004-05.

Germaine Koh, Stall, 2004, site-responsive installation with recuperated wood, found supports, soil, locally-gathered and packaged seeds. Installation view, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, 2004. Photo: Germaine Koh.