Block 298 Lot 13 /
Block 294 Lot 28
This project responds to one of the only constraints of the open project brief—the location.
The sites of Project No. 8 and Project No. 8b inspired a search for the past incarnations
of these present-day storefronts: the story of the Division Street shop is told through a
set of narrative fragments from a varied and shadowy history; in contrast, the Orchard Street
shop was the location of a sign fabricator that remains in business nearby. Selected
fragments of their discarded signs have been brought back to Project Number 8 to be
sold. The signs are a product as well as an artifact from the past, merely recontextualized.
At the Division Street location, a paper shirt is presented as a parallel artifact — a Taoist
ceremonial goods store occupied the space previously.
Poster: Printed by Jae Kim Printing
WE (22.7 cm x 35.5 cm): Acrylic, cut by Hong Ru Tan
ou (22.7 cm x 35.5 cm): Acrylic, cut by Hong Ru Tan
.H (23 cm x 24.8 cm): Acrylic, cut by Hong Ru Tan
SODA (22.8 cm x 25.7 cm): Acrylic, cut by Hong Ru Tan
paper shirt (24 cm x 34 cm): Folded offset printed paper
Posters: Project No. 8b
Project No. 8b