Making Lab Showcase
Making Lab of the 4th APAP presents an exhibition that reviews and reconstructs the history of workshops and kit commissions that lasted almost a year since March 2014. Exhibition *Making Lab Showcase* aims at expanding the understanding of citizens who have not directly participated in previous programs. As a collaborative working space, Making Lab hosted numerous activities at different sectors and levels; ranging from papers, fibers, electronic circuit, software codes, simple model making, skills education to individual work production. *Making Lab Showcase* presents these activities through a combination of one sidewall of *Fence* and a series of furniture displaying objects. Based on the feedback diagram, exhibition on the wall visualizes the process in which kits and workshops of Making Lab encounter the 4th APAP’s theme “Public Story,” through system, tool making and storytelling. Introduction for each kit and workshop documents are displayed on monitors, each located at the input and output of the diagram. On the middle loop, contributing artists show their samples and prototypes including eight programs.
Placed in the edge of the Pavilion, the series of furniture are manufactured based on the motif of playground and stage. Five modules can be transformed for different purposes and situations; for example, they can be rearranged and connected with fabric to function as a surface of the wall. Audiences are able to find out how samples displayed on the wall and the contents of videos are materialized into a variety of physical creations that move or make sounds or lights. Objects on display includes works by participants from previous workshops such as *Wish Lab* and *Making Ensemble*. Activities of Making Lab will also be reflected in upcoming exhibitions. This space acts as an archive for outputs from previous programs. Moreover, it gains its liveliness by providing open access to the citizens even when programs are in recess. This space aims to expand public-ness as well as making-related activities to a greater number of citizens.