Chandelier 363-931 (Tunnel)
REAL DMZ PROJECT, 2012
Chandelier 363-931 (Tunnel) is a work by artist Hyocheol Shin as part of mychandelierchohab. It was installed in a tunnel in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) near the border to North Korea. When I suggested to install a chandelier in the tunnel I thought: What do you expect to see when you walk all the way 500 meters into this tunnel? What attracts all these tourist? At moments it is so crowded that you may only progress in single file. It could be almost claustrophobic. Chandeliers enhance the importance of a space. Usually chandeliers are placed in meaningful sites. Chandeliers emphasize the significance of the location in a spectacular way. In this way the Chandelier conflicts with this tunnel as tourist attraction.