CLASH contains a (symbolic) table with tables, a place to meet, to sit, to exchange and to play as well as a shelter that functions also as a landmark of CLASH.
CLASH refers to the clash of the encountering systems and functions as a social tool for bargaining, exchange and cross-fertilization. CLASH is made out of elements that are to be transformed and expanded by visitors, tourists, artists, and inhabitants of Xi’an. The futuristic and utopian installation CLASH embraces a social space and a shelter.
The installation CLASH is presented as a participatory open space for the public to communicate and acknowledge the visiting culture which can stimulate the host culture to respond: with actions of adaptation and appropriation, with conflict and complexity where stabilizers and dynamics, continuities and discontinuities, and harmonic-flow and fault-lines of cultural development are synchronically embodied as integral parts of our daily operation and experience. This is a CLASH, a creative cultural collision.