Ministry for Future Modification, Beijing Office




collaboration with Warren Quigley


Installed at Where Where Art Space in Beijing, China, the Ministry for Future Modification, Beijing Office, was a collaboration with Warren Quigley. We used as a point-of-departure an officially appointed technological control center that theoretically charted both the physical and psychological shifts of unsanctioned actions. Be it undesirable weather or unsavory behavior, the Ministry for Future Modification was mandated to monitor destabilizing change. Is such an enterprise predestined for failure? The obvious pitfalls of such an enterprise were suggested through the inundation of a chaotic exterior landscape into the controlled interior of an office setting. The juxtaposition of an official “memo” with the scenario suggested by the installation was intended to accentuate this incongruity.



media: constructed office space, sand, office furniture, fluorescent light tubes, latex and acrylic paint, signage
dimensions: 100 sq. ft.
Curated by Gordon Laurin for Where Where Art Space, Beijing, China.