The Home Within
6th – 23rd October 2016
Melbourne Town Hall
Chiharu Shiota was invited by the Melbourne Festival to create a monumental public work, The Home Within, 2016, in which the artist reveals the embodiment of the transient home. Woven again in her signature red thread, the 7 meter high ethereal structure travelled to significant locations across Melbourne for the duration of the festival in late 2016 including Federation Square, the Meat Market and Melbourne Town Hall.
A house is a structure. A home is a body. You are its heart.
Step inside a structure that combines the weight of architecture and the ephemerality of organic life. Weblike lines of textured red string pulse like a billion veins, but en masse they form walls as straight and solid as a slide-rule. Are the borders between this building’s exterior and interior any more reliable than our own? - Melbourne Festival 2016