Date: 2006 & 2007
Client: Island6 / the German
Location: Mogashan Road &
Pudong, Shanghai. China
Dimensions: variable (5m x 5m
Souvenir is an alignment
of large forms each made from 32 red umbrellas across one
of the last undeveloped spaces in the heart of Shanghai.
Eight forms were placed in a sweeping line, in a sequence of reveals which ultimately led to an alignment with the red ball atop the Pearl Orient TV tower. Initially a self-financed piece with Island6 Arts Centre, it was subsequently adopted by the British Council as a signature piece for the Shanghai Biennial in 2006 and featured as the cover image on the off-site catalogue.