Qing Dynasty

By ColleenA
Ai Weiwei’s White House is an art installation in the Mona Gallery in Hobart.
This structure is built out of a frame of an 80 m2 Qing Dynasty home balanced atop reflective crystal spheres and situated spectacularly underneath a skylight.
One walked through a square tunnel dug out of limestone ...see V1
Once inside there were steps leading up to a red room...see V2 thank goodness I didn’t venture in..you’re given a series of warnings....everything from haze to loud music to extreme heat. They say if you suffer from claustrophobia stay clear...that’s me...you’re then strapped into a safety harness and you walk into hell. Unsurprisingly this is where you experience the extreme heat and something akin to a flood. V 3 shows a close up of the old wooden structure.
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dales Plus
5 11 Australia
7 Jan 2021 10:17AM
What an amazing thing to put people through , would not imagine many bushfire survivors wanting to experience that section . Excellent images of this fascinating location Colleen
Ian
viscostatic 14 49 9 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 10:24AM
Well photographed Colleen but I'm not sure I would want to experience this.

Phil.
debu 11 India
7 Jan 2021 10:51AM
Great images.
Debu
7 Jan 2021 11:34AM
Great interesting series of this strange installation, I don't think I'd want to go in.
Sylvia
ZenTony Plus
5 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 11:37AM
Fascinating; but definitely no red room for me Colleen !
Tony
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 11:39AM
What an amazing place and terrific lead shot
Ju
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 11:48AM
An assault on the senses Colleen. Not for me.
Peter GrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 11:54AM
Excellent ColleenSmileSmile

Cliff
7 Jan 2021 1:17PM
A interesting and fascination, set, Colleen.

JohnSmile
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
7 Jan 2021 2:09PM
Beautiful structure, but the red room sounds a bit over the top. I wonder if it has a lot of visitors.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
7 Jan 2021 4:06PM
How fascinating, Colleen, think I'd be taking my chances despite the warnings, sounds really exciting! 😃👍
Trev 😀
Irishkate Plus
10 44 119 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 5:05PM
Just heard on TV last night that scary films are actually good for us - a little stress is good.
This sounded like a horrific experience.
KateGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 5:48PM
I'm rather pleased that I am only experiencing this via your excellent photos.
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
7 Jan 2021 6:20PM
Another excellent set Colleen, the gallery gets better and better. I would have done the red room,
just out of curiosity. I doubt they'd do the visitors any real harm, it's bad for business SmileSmile.
It's freezing here. Be nice to get warm again Smile
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2201 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 7:43PM
I'd have had second thoughts but might have been too curious about the experience to resist.
clevercloggs Plus
16 251 15 Netherlands
7 Jan 2021 7:47PM
interesting and then there is me wondering what is the use of the Chrystal balls...
Cracking set off images love light and wonderful detail, Very nicely presented, Colleen.
Have a lovely day and stay safe, Colleen. 💕💕💕💕
BRITCHIE.
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
8 Jan 2021 8:58AM
Fascinating - thanks for sharing Colleen.
gp Wink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2021 2:48PM
Wonderful set... Love the structure, the shapes and the colours...
Isabel GrinGrin
14 Jan 2021 1:06AM
And I thought the safe rooms were stressful ! Almost sounds like going to hell in a hand basket ....V1 my fave of this unique set
Best regards
Walt

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