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Taichung Art festival breathes new life into old junk
環保藝術節開幕 廢棄物打造動物園

Discarded household clutter is used to produce new artisitc creations for the animal-themed Taichung Environmental Protection Arts Festival. The festival will continue until Monday next week.
以動物為主題的台中市環保藝術節,使用廢棄家用雜物創作新藝術品,該活動將持續至二月二十三日。

Photo: Chang Ching-ya, Liberty Times
照片: 自由時報記者張菁雅

The opening ceremony of the Taichung Environmental Protection Arts Festival took place on Feb. 7 at the Bao Jhih Lin discarded furniture recycling center in Taichung. The theme for this year was “creative animal totem show.” Artists used tires, DVDs, fans and other household items to create thirty different zoological works, making the exhibition space feel as if it were a zoo. The exhibits will be on display until next Monday, after which they will be moved to the Taichung Taiwan Lantern Festival’s low-carbon sustainable lantern area.

Huang Chao-hu, president of the International Ink Color Artists Alliance and the strategist behind Taichung’s Eco-Art Festival, invited 19 artists, including Chung Chun-hsiung, Huang Ying-pu and Li Ming-hsien, to participate in producing works for the festival and use discarded objects to create works of art.

The main piece of the exhibition is Huang Ying-pu’s “Baa baa baa, please take a seat” which makes use of a recycled bicycle tire frame, cooking pot lids and an iron pot as the sheep’s decoration, forming a totemic seat back added to which is a usable seat, combining feelings of delight and intimacy.

On location there are also a mountain goat, turtle, deer and bull made from all kinds of discarded object. Beside the ecological pond is a 3D book created by students from National Taiwan Normal University’s College of Arts, which shows three crocodiles climbing out of a pool of water, and has attracted many people to take photographs.

(Liberty Times, translated by Edward Jones)

環保藝術節二月七日於寶之林廢棄家具再生中心登場,今年主題為「創意動物圖騰秀」,藝術家以廢棄的輪胎、光碟片、風扇等物品,創作出卅項動物相關的藝術品,讓展場有如動物園;這些作品展出至下週一,接著將移往台灣燈會的「低碳永續燈區」。

台中市環保藝術節由國際彩墨畫家聯盟會長黃朝湖擔任策展人,邀請鐘俊雄、黃映蒲、李明憲等十九位藝術家參與創作,利用廢棄物創作出藝術品。

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. discard v.

廢棄 (fei4 qi4)

例: After the rock festival, the beach was littered with discarded bottles and cigarette butts.

(搖滾節結束以後,海灘上丟滿了廢棄的瓶子和香菸頭。)

2. zoological adj.

動物相關的 (dong4 wu4 xiang1 guan1 de5)

例: Hugo has always loved watching zoological documentaries on cable TV.

(雨果總是愛在有線電視台收看動物紀錄片。)

3. all kinds of adj.

各式的 (ge4 shi4 de5)

例: Max is an extremely talented chef; he can cook mouth-watering dishes from all kinds of cuisine.

(麥克斯是位極具天份的廚師,能用不同的烹調法做出令人流口水的佳餚。 )


活動主作品是黃朝湖的「咩咩咩請坐」,以回收的單車輪框、鍋蓋和鐵鍋當作羊的配飾,構成圖騰式的大椅背;再加上可坐的椅子,融合成具有趣味性和親切感的環保藝術品。

現場還有以各式廢棄物製成的山羊、烏龜、麋鹿、公牛等,生態池旁則有台灣師範大學美術系學生創作的立體畫,表現三隻鱷魚正從水池爬出來,吸引許多民眾拍照。

(自由時報記者張菁雅)

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