Michelle Chang
Faculty work
2016

Diorama, a word commonly linked to the representation of a deep view on a curved wall, means “to see through.”

To see the installation, one must pass through one of three doors, identical, but eccentrically placed along a long corridor. The redundancy comes from a design that was never finished. What was intended as three entrances to three rooms became an unplanned gallery nested in a suite of offices. Triptych considers the strangeness of this condition through the construction of a partition wall. It doubles the existing threshold, drawing its form from conflicting interpretations of foreground and background.

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