The Opposite House is located in Taikoo Li Sanlitun — a vibrant new open-plan shopping, dining and entertainment destination developed by Swire Properties. The hotel’s 99 guest studios include 9 spacious suites and a penthouse duplex with a 240sqm roof terrace. More than half of all the studios are over 70sqm and all are strikingly simple with natural wooden floors and subtle touches of Chinese décor.
Exhibited at the Atrium of The Opposite House from now to the end of June 2016, ‘Silent Theatre’ presents hand moulds that were once used to produce rubber gloves in vibrant and bold colours. Hand moulds are discarded after several production cycles. With this in mind, Zha has creatively recycled them to reveal their beauty. The use of flamboyant shades and other materials portrays the hand moulds dressed up in glamorous clothes, as if each of them plays a role on stage.
“We were impressed to see how well a former industrial object can be creatively re-used and presented in such vibrant and intriguing installation,” says Peter Wynne, Area General Manager of Swire Hotels Beijing and General Manager of The Opposite House.
Intrigued by small objects, Zha was moved the moment he laid eyes on the hand moulds for the first time. It can be said that he ended their old material life and provided them with a brand new life, through the use of colours and props.