Venice Biennale 2008

Simultaneous Contrast 1 + 2
‘Abundant’ Exhibition at the Australian Pavilion

This is a series of two models, one positive and one negative, or solid and void. It’s part of an ongoing investigation into a “context-less” courtyard house – that is, a design which must manufacture its own context.

The form creates a constantly changing viewpoint via a continuous band of circulation. The project is a study of the space around the object as well as the object itself.

The first model represents the positive, solid form and the second the negative, void form.


Matt Chan


Exhibition 2008