It is now the last week of the 25 days of the residency in Keelung for the 7 international artists, and they are hard at work in the hot sun! Here you can see some photos of the progress on the large outdoor sculpture installations.
Ester Fabregat of Spain is making seven “Keelung Air Swimmers” and now finishing number 7! She will be putting in 7 holes to install the “swimmers” on tall bamboo poles this week.
Patrick Demazeau of France is working now on Broom #14 of the 15 he is creating for his installation “A Good Blow of Brush to Clean the Ocean”.
Piotr Wesolowski of Poland has just completed tying all the bamboo poles together with natural rope. The next step for his artwork titled “Inside/Outside is to add the recycled fishing net on the inside of the tall bamboo structure.
Regine Neumann of Germany is working hard now with lots of volunteer help to finish here large “iceberg”. She is making this work of bamboo poles joined with bamboo nails and natural rope, and she plans to cover the huge structure with recycled white fabric to give the appearance of a giant iceberg on the coast in Keelung, Taiwan.
Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan is now working outdoors at his site in Chaojing Park to complete his “Keelung Rainbow Hut”. He dug out around the bottom half of his globe-like bamboo structure so it will sit into the earth. Volunteers are helping to weave the remaining parts of the top half. Tsuneo will put bamboo poles into the ground next week to anchor the artwork. Then he will put the bamboo structure together, cut out an opening and finish up his installation with a bamboo seat inside the hut and a small pond with mirrors on it to make the rainbows on the inside walls of the hut.
Yi-shiuan Li of Taiwan is working on her installation “Sea Creature Gods” and has moved the 5 “creatures” outside to install them in the grass near the railroad station at the NMMST. She has also started to prepare the earth/clay to put on the outside of the bamboo and recycled net structures.
Keep watching this Blog to see the final photos of the installations. The opening ceremony and tour of the artworks will be Sunday, June 5. See the Museum’s website for more information at http://nmmst.gov.tw
This art project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen, and the photos on this blog are by Timothy S. Allen (http://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com)
策展人Curator: Jane Ingram Allen
攝影 Photographer: Timothy S. Allen (allentimphotos2.wordpress.com)