Do Ho Suh, Fallen Star 1/5, 2008-11
Suh’s Fallen Star 1/5 and Home within Home are ongoing projects which he began back in 2008, in which he has created replicas of his childhood home in Korea, and his adopted one in Providence, Rhode Island. Fallen Star 1/5 reflects the chapter in Suh’s life, constructed to depict his journey from Korea to America, which he describes as having felt as if he was being ‘dropped from the sky’. Within this narrative, a tornado lifts Suh and his korean house, transporting him to the U.S. where the tornado drops him and his abode on a building in Providence, Rhode Island. The work is a depiction of this crash and the two homes fusing them together.