Tetris - Chameleon

Michael Johansson2014

Fubon Art Foundation

Fubon Art Foundation

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play Tetris in real life? Imagine seeing furniture, cupboards, boxes and such neatly stacked up, one above another.

That is what Swedish artist Michael Johansson does with used objects, morphing them into precisely stacked shapes and connecting them to a certain place. The newfound order separates the objects from their original purpose by creating a space where the familiar meets the unfamiliar.

Johansson uses old objects that correspond to the color scheme of the old tobacco factory, compressing them into the scene of a time gone by. These objects become an integral part of the solid whole, a concept that is seemingly both accidental and deliberate. As the viewer confronts this situation in a public space, he is left with a lingering sense of uncertainty.

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  • Title: Tetris - Chameleon
  • Creator: Michael Johansson
  • Date: 2014
  • Medium: Found object and Mixed media
  • Location: Songshan Cultural and Creative Park - East Tobacco Factory