Keelung Artworks Growing!

The 2016 Keelung International Marine Environmental Art Project artists are hard at work creating their outdoor sculpture installations at the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology, Keelung, Taiwan.
The photos here show the progress each artist is making.

2016潮藝術的藝術家正努力的創作中,一起來看看他們進展如何!

 

Ester Fabregas of Spain is making an installation titled “Keelung Air Swimmers” and she is making 7 large swimming figures from recycled plastic bags that will be suspended from tall bamboo poles in Chaojing Park at the NMMST.  Take a look at this video Ester made showing her “Keelung Air Swimmers” in progress:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4R4plgVlPU&feature=youtu.be

西班牙藝術家Ester利用回收塑膠袋創作七個大型的”飛天泳士”,這些飛天泳士們將會在潮境公園飄揚。一起看看她的Youtube頻道:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4R4plgVlPU&feature=youtu.be

Ester pressing plastic bags IMG_2502 ester first pole goes up IMG_2417  Ester first swimmer on table IMG_2396  Ester working on plastic bags IMG_2498Ester with first swimmer on table

 

Patrick Demazeau of France is creating “A good blow of brush to clean the ocean” and he is putting in 15 large brooms made of bamboo at his Eco-Park site at the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology in Keelung.  These photos show his progress:

法國藝術家Patrick正以竹子創作15支巨型掃帚,名叫”掃把救星”。一起來看看照片:

patrick brooms with one bottom IMG_2607 patrick little volunteer taking off leaves IMG_2770 patrick making broom bottom IMG_2774 patrick volunteers remove bamboo leaves IMG_2766patrick and one broom IMG_2555 patrick and volunteer take leaves off bamboo branches IMG_2586

 

Piotr Wesolowski of Poland is making his sculpture installation titled Horizon and using many bamboo sticks tied together with natural rope.  His work is sited in the museum courtyard near the IMAX theater building.  Here you can see how his structure is getting bigger and taller!  Many volunteers are helping to clean some recycled fishing nets to use inside this structure that people will be able to enter.

從波蘭來的藝術家Piotr也以竹子進行創作,並輔以麻繩綑綁。他的作品就位於海洋劇場旁,在這裡你可以看到他的作品正在”長大”。另一邊,更有許多志工正在為他整理回收的流刺網,Piotr 最後會將這些流刺網編織於主體內部。作品是以互動形式呈現,觀者最後可以進入空間內感受這個創作!

piotr on ladder close IMG_2581 piotr on ladder working IMG_2579 piotr volunteers clean net IMG_2584 piotr volunteers cleaning net IMG_2544 piotr up close IMG_2843

 

Steve McPherson of England is making an installation titled “Markers” and it consists of 46 flags based on typical fishermen’s flags that he is sewing from recycled fabric such as old T-shirts and other clothing collected in Keelung.  Volunteers are helping to write words and numbers in Chinese on the 46 flags, and each flag represents 1000 pieces of plastic that are floating in the world’s oceans.  Steve’s artwork reminds us to take care about plastic waste in the oceans – it is estimated that there are 46,000 pieces of plastic waste now per square mile in the world’s oceans.  Here you can see Steve working on the installation:

英國的Steve著手在46個”標識物  們”,每一個標誌旗都代表著1000頓海洋中的塑膠垃圾。這些標誌旗皆由回收布料製成,由志工們協助他寫上中文字。一起看看他的創作過程:

steve making flags IMG_2543 steve putting in bamboo stick for flag IMG_2743 Steve sewing IMG_2372 steve's flags in stack IMG_2495

 

Tsuneo Sekiguchi from Japan is creating Keelung Rainbow Hut and using bamboo tied with natural rope to make a hut that people can enter and sit down to see rainbows created on the walls.  He is making the hut inside the Chaojing Ocean Center workspace and will move it out to install soon in Chaojing Park.  Volunteers are also helping Tsuneo to build his artwork.  Here are some photos to see the progress on the Keelung Rainbow Hut.

來自日本的関口恒男在進行“彩虹球屋”主結構的綑綁堆置。彩虹球屋也是互動型的藝術裝置,関口將設置座椅於球屋內,使觀者可以在內靜靜欣賞彩虹。志工們在潮境工作站內全力協助関口的創作,未來將會把球屋設置於潮境公園內,更多工作照片請看:

Tsuneo working closer IMG_2333  Tsuneo and Jane discuss his work IMG_2566 tsuneo working on hut IMG_2592tsuneo artwork in building IMG_2702 tsuneo volunteer working IMG_2710

 

Regine Neumann of Germany is making a large sculpture installations title “Just the Tip of the Iceberg”.  You can see the outline now of the huge iceberg shape emerging from the grassy area near the ocean at EcoPark at the NMMST.  Here are some photos to show Regine’s work in progress:

來自德國的Regine在復育公園的尾端豎立起冰山一角的主要支柱,您現在已經在綠油油的草地上看見這些高聳的支柱了。更多照片請看:

regine on ladderIMG_2801 regine with more poles up IMG_2786  regine at site with first poles up IMG_2589 regine first poles up IMG_2500 regine and crew putting in 2nd poles IMG_2471 regine and crew putting in first poles IMG_2472 regine and crew raising poles IMG_2469

Yi-chiuan Li of Taiwan is creating “Sea Creature Gods” and working under the cover of a building near her site.  She will install the sculptures next week on a grassy area near the NMMST Railway Station.  She is building five sea creature gods using bamboo, recycled net, natural rope and long grass.  Over the weekend members of her family came to help!  Yi-chiuan will cover the bamboo, netting and grass structures with earth/stucco.  Here you can see Yi-chiuan’s work in progress:

台灣藝術家李怡宣的“海中之靈”將會是五個由竹子與回收素材製作的神祇雕塑,作品在下週將會移至海科館站周邊的草皮上。而這個週末怡宣的家人都來協助創作了呢!更多照片請看:

Yishuain putting bamboo into work IMG_2335 yishuian family came to help IMG_2487 yi-chuain tying net close IMG_2570 yi-shuian volunteers with one creature yishuian volunteer putting grass IMG_2572

Keep watching this Blog to see how each of the artworks turns out!  The artists will be finished by the end of the day June 3.  We will have a symposium about environmental art in Taiwan on June 4, and the artists and curator Jane Ingram Allen will all make presentations plus we will have other speakers from Taiwan who are also doing environmental art projects and a discussion about the future of environmental art in Taiwan.  Check the Museum’s website at http://www.nmmst.gov.tw for more information about the June 4 symposium.

The opening ceremony and public tours of the art project will be on Sunday June 5.  Everyone is invited to come meet the artists and see the finished artworks the day. The artworks will remain on view around the NMMST through the end of August 2016 or longer.

The photos on this Blog are by Timothy S. Allen (allentimphotos2.wordpress.com).

 

感謝本次參展的藝術家們、藝術推手以及學生們的參與,讓此次的計劃更臻完美。請持續關注我們的部落格、海科館臉書來追蹤更多「潮藝術」的消息~

六月5日本次潮藝術將盛大開幕,歡迎蒞臨。

策展人Curator: Jane Ingram Allen

攝影 Photographer: Timothy S. Allen (allentimphotos2.wordpress.com)

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