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Do-Ho Suh: Paratrooper II
September 11—December 21, 2008
Remis Sculpture Court

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STOP 10: Commentary on the Installation, Jeanne Koles, Gallery Outreach Coordinator

Paratrooper II was created in 2005 by Korean born artist Do-Ho Suh at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Now suspended from the ceiling of the Remis Sculpture Court at Tufts, the fabric sculpture envelops visitors. The parachute is formed of 200 semi-transparent figures, and the repetition of forms references the complex relationship of the individual to the collective. The life-size paratrooper, created by knitting colored resin-coated nylon monofilament, expresses Suh’s interest in the increasingly transient nature of a global culture and his personal reflections on the experiences of landing in a foreign culture.

Image: Do-Ho Suh, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Paratrooper II, 2005 Monofilament, resin, nylon, poly organza, stainless steel armature, 192 x 180 diameter inches Photo: Will Brown Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum