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WA

WA

The artists expect to create this work together with Taiwanese people. It is inspired by three Kanji characters in Japanese, all pronounced as "WA" but meaning "circle," "cycle," and "harmony" respectively in Chinese. It is expected that everyone in Taiwan can play their individual role in the society and make contribution to achieving a cycling circle of harmony. The bamboo sculpture is perfectly integrated into the surrounding environment and echoes the change of urban landscape. The overall modeling line, on the other hand, features a sense of fluidity like a natural breeze blowing over.
The activity of lighting up the "bamboo lights" also symbolizes the lighting up of the lamp of prayer in each one's mind. By building an extraordinary space in the ordinary daily life, this work builds up the connections between "men and men, men and homeland, as well as men and the Nature," and provides local residents with an opportunity to review their own land and light up local charms and all possibilities in the future.

Material:Bamboo, LED lamps

Dimensions:L23m x W4m x H1.7-0.5m

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ちかけん
CHIKAKEN

日本 Japan

Based in Kumamoto, Japan, the CHIKAKEN team develops its works mainly inspired by Japan's Kyushu where bamboo is abundantly produced. Due to the shift of industrial emphasis, the bamboo forests were deserted, and traditional tourist resources were unable to meet the requirements in the new era. 

As a result, CHIKAKEN produced Take-akari Festival, a lantern festival using the existing resource of bamboo, and reproduced the Japanese traditional fairy tale of Princess Kaguya. Thus far, its works have been performed at various places in Japan. By building an extraordinary space in the ordinary daily life, this work builds up the connections between "men and men, men and homeland, as well as men and the Nature," and provides local residents with an opportunity to review their own land and light up local charms and all possibilities in the future.