The artist visited Qiu Mao Park 40 years ago. He has a photo of himself being a fifth grade child sitting on a zebra statue. Through the photo which brought him back the memory of Qiu Mao Park, the artist created the Fantasy Island, a land art work that showcases meandering and layered landscapes so as to enrich the scenery, as well as to express the beauty of memories.
02 回憶成山 When NOWs Become Memories
創作團隊｜民眾參與 + 都市藝術工作室 Artist(s)｜The General Public + Urban Art Studio
To bring back people’s memories of Qiu Mao Park, the Art Festival called for old photos of Qiu Mao Park and pieced the selected old photos into ones of different sizes. Visitors can now take photos with these old memories, creating a convergence of the present and past.
The Crescent Bay used to be acclaimed as one of the most beautiful beaches in Taiwan. Visitors can enjoy sunsets, soft breezes, and afterglows here. Taking a walk here is definitely an unforgettable experience. The Breezy Disco is like a small swirl of colors and lights which changes its appearance following the rhythms of the sun and the sea breezes, making it looks just like a kaleidoscope on the beach.
04 鯤 Khun : The Giant Fishes
南藝大建築所 場域．結構．行動組 Field & Action Studio, Tainan National University of the Arts
Yuguang Island used to be known as “Sann-Khun-Sin”. “Khun” is the name of giant fishes in local ancient folklore. The artists set "Khun" as the main concept of their work. By floating a platform on the beach, this work enables visitors to sit in the space to feel the movements of breezes and tides, and to experience the simplest joy when visiting Yuguang Island.
Do you still remember those colorful candies that your grandparents gave you when you took a trip together? The candies melted in your mouth, leaving you with deliciously unforgettable memories. Standing inside the colorful sphere and watching the sea through the windows, you will be able to see joyful sceneries of the Yuguang Island and create sweet memories.
There are many stationary fishing nets and culture rafts around Yuguang Island. The artists used such image to create a space that looks like a forest and colored it with rainbow tones, providing a dreamy atmosphere in the intertidal area to visitors. There are hammocks installed within this artwork for visitors to take a rest and enjoy the romantic atmosphere.
07 海中絮語 The Chatter of the Sea
漁光島民+李提+都市藝術工作室 Residents of the Yuguang Island + LiTi + Urban Art Studio
Oyster farming is the most important industry on the Island. This work is created jointly by the residents and Urban Art Studio using oyster shells. Strings of oyster shells are hung in the windbreak, making sounds that are similar to tidal waves when breezes blow through them, showcasing a picture of the local lifestyle.
The relaxing and serene atmosphere on Yuguang Island helps people unwind. The work, installed in a windbreak, creates a fantastic space through juxtaposed reflections that are somewhat connected. The work depicts the close bonds between nature and humanity.
09 虹橋 The Rainbow Bridge
億載國小漁光分校集體創作 Yizai Elementary School Yuguang Campus
The Yizai Elementary School Yuguang Campus offers opportunities for flipped learning featuring courses in environmental awareness, design and exploration, arts, lifestyle, and handicrafts. The organizer and students painted their imaginations onto acrylic boards installed on the Yuguang Bridge, initiating further imaginations for a happy land.
10 回憶拼圖 The Memory Puzzle
創作團隊｜陳麗如 & 陳思涵 Artist(s)｜Chen Li-Ju and Chen Szu-Han
There was a “Buffaloes & Cowboys” statue of bronze in the Qiu Mao Park. The artists made an abstract painting featuring buffaloes and cowboys by stacking colorful acrylic blocks. This new interpretation of the original statue aims not only to revive old memories but to create a bright future.
11 想摸海平線上的雲 Eager to Touch the Cloud Above the Ocean Horizon
At the entrance to the New Island Paradise, a bridge being the only passage, there we brought a "plankton" into existence; there, the plankton we made started its sojourn drifting between sea and sky, wandering at the junction of the city and nature. Just like us human beings, it yearns to escape from the city, but never ready to leave and to be away; it hopes to return to nature, but fails to fit in. It ends up wandering and enjoying in-between. It doesn't mind how the wind blows and inflates its tentacles, because it knows that the wind will stop, so are those people watching it on the bridge, they leave as time passes. And it starts to find pleasure in this－this, is to be a guide for entering the paradise, and as a gesture for farewells in the twilight. After all, it is just the rainbow-toned foam overflows from the crack.