A Primitive Tribe in the Modern World  (2019)


19 m x 18 m x 2.5 m



A Primitive Tribe in the Modern World is an archaeological museum that aims to restore the purity in nature that are disappearing due to Capitalism by transforming and analyzing the cultural layer of prehistoric humans in a situational simulation configuration. The museum is built with contemporary architectural features using a wooden structure, long-term kneaded soil balls, and woven jute ropes, similar to the physical labor activities of our ancestors. The repetitive process of kneading and weaving accumulates a ‘subconscious’ perception of time. The museum also features projections showing a rolling soil ball, symbolizing human traces entering nature and seeking balance in life.

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