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The House Sets the North

Submitted by xiaojing yan


Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Completion date: 2018

Project Team


Xiaojing Yan

Public Art Agency

City of Mississauga


In The House Sets the North, thousands metres of threads constructs a translucent courtyard. Viewers are invited to walk into the work to engage with the space, stimulating ideas and memories through the embodied experience of thread walls. Designed based on the traditional Chinese courtyard, which aligns with the cardinal directions.


Yan's installation explores how the symbolism of the four directions and the four seasons resonates across spiritual, cultural, geographical, and cosmological scales.