“The protagonists are the stories told by the lights in quiet murmurs. This piece expresses the idea that the preservation of a place should include all the people who live in it,” Chen said.
Other works such as The Solar — Treasure Hill Artist Village (日光浴–寶藏巖國際藝術村) by four-member art group LuxuryLogico (豪華朗機工) approach the historical settlement with lyrical, imaginative musing. Composed of more than 220 recycled street lamps, LuxuryLogico’s large-scale light installation is intended to simulate the sun or the moon appearing to rise over the hilly village.
“You can sit on the lawn facing Sindian River (新店溪) and contemplate the luminary as it waxes and wanes,” said LuxuryLogico’s Chang Keng-hau (張耿豪).
As all participating artists use light as their main creative element, the exhibition is intended for nighttime. The works are lit from 5pm to 9:30pm, with guided tours of the exhibition starting at 7pm on weekdays and 6pm and 8pm on weekends. Group tours can be arranged in advance by filling out the reservation form available online at www.artistvillage.org.