永線 The Endless Line
Photo by Yi-ting Wang and Sun Young Kang
2017, Cotton thread, mirror sheet, foam board, museum board, glue, sugar powder
In The Endless Line white thread is suspended from the ceiling to the floor, forming diaphanous pillar-like forms; at the top of each is a mirror reflecting the mound of sugar at the bottom. The pillars-like forms are metaphors for a boundary as well as a passage between two opposite ideas—the tragic past of the abandoned historic sugar factory in which the piece is installed and the future of the site as a vibrant cultural park, suggested by sugar powder (the past) and the mirror (the future). The transparent, delicate quality of the pillars, in the context of the dark, rustic building, represents the belief in spirits and gods that has long sustained the culture throughout its hardships.
*This project was created during the COPE NYC Internation Artists Exchange Residency Program at Soulangh Artist Village, Jiali District of Tainan, Taiwan
Interview: Soulangh Artist Village Residence( 紐約藝術家聯展 NY artists Joint exhibitions《蕭壠蒙太奇》) by