Kronborg Castle T-C4305
Aluminum, piano wire, brass
Mechanical beauty alluding to a deck on a ship inspired by the setting for Hamlet.
햄릿의 무대에서 생각해 낸 배의 갑판을 연상시키는 기계의 미
Looking at this work, rather than the overall shape, our eyes go to the wire intricately stretched around the upper part. Doesn’t it remind you of the masts on the deck of a ship?
Kronborg Castle stands in Copenhagen, Denmark and is known as the stage for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. When Shinoda went to Europe for his individual exhibition, he also stopped by at Copenhagen and visited this castle. He did not find the famous castle itself so interesting, but the vast collection of miniature pirate ships was overwhelming. He must have been fascinated by their detailed structure and functional beauty. It was the excitement he experienced then that triggered him to produce this work.