Chair People (A Couple)from the Series of "Each Day Begins with the Sunrising and ends with the Sunsetting"
found objects from Taiwan, solar panels
台北國際藝術村－寶藏巖 Taipei Artist Village－Treasure Hill
Upper Ray Gallery No. 13, Treasure Hill (TW)
September 3 - October 16, 2016
台北市文化局 / Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs
台北市文化基金會 / Taipei Culture Fondation
中華民國文化部 / Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China
Related pieces from the Series of
"Each Day Begins with the Sunrising and Ends with the Sunsetting":
Higashihiroshima, 2017 Taipei, 2016 Itoshima, 2014
Berlin, 2014 Salzwedel, 2013 Salzwedel, 2012
Taipei（の）Poetry is a solo exhibition by Megumi Fukuda of new works made in Taipei.
Within an old house that still stands on Treasure Hill is a pair of Chair People, a sculptural work of chairs and objects that emerges from Fukuda’s Each Day Begins with the Sunrising and Ends with the Sunsetting series. Each Chair People is an assemblage of various daily commodities collected by the artist in the city of Taipei, integrated with electrical appliances that gently influence the other. An electric fan causes bells to tinkle, whilst the light of a lamp illuminates another. A series of mutual workings operated entirely by energy from the light that shines brightly onto Treasure Hill. Alluding to the notion of a couple, the smallest unit of a family, this scenery of cause and effect recalls the dynamics of a duo and the relationship between two individuals.
Inspired by the fantastical imagery of the word for railway platform, 月台 (literally, moon platform) in Taiwan, an installation comprising mainly photographs with drawings and objects, speaks to the wonder, miscomprehension, and bewilderment experienced by Fukuda in Taipei. A visual poetry of impressions, the installation gathers traces of the artist’s interactions with others within the city’s unique cultural landscape.
在寶藏巖仍舊挺立的一幢舊房子裡，佇立了一對「Chair People」，這是福田從她的「每日始於日出並終於日落」系列作品中衍生出，結合了椅子與物件的雕塑作品。這對「Chair People」是藝術家在台北收集的各種不同日用品的結集，並將其與電子設備合成一體，輕微地影響彼此。裝置中，電扇使風鈴發出清脆的聲響，同時燈具的光線會照亮它們。而引起一連串相互反應的能量，則全數來自照耀在寶藏巖上的燦爛陽光。作品中也影射「夫妻」的概念，因為夫妻為成立家庭的最小單位，在這因果背景下，令人聯想到二重奏的力度變化，及兩個個體之間的微妙關係。