Using the ship as a symbol, port as the metaphor, artist traced an ambiguous horizon of the port at Kaohsiung,... Read More
Using the ship as a symbol, port as the metaphor, artist traced an ambiguous horizon of the port at Kaohsiung, on that is perpetually shifting at the visual boundaries and sits at the junction of land and sea, where ebb and flow are perpetual. He creates an allegorical scene, using the dry dock where ships are repaired as a symbol; it is here, the great Port of Kaohsiung, where migrants and passersby had once arrived with hope of building a better future. In the end, however, they had discovered that the reality is like an unattainable mirage. That so-called homeland on the opposite side was a “Fata Morgana” – a complex mirage that’s even more fragmented, spectacular, rare and illusory.
The decorative archway (Pailou) at the entrance of the port area marked the prosperity of the harbor's glorious past, was constituted of numerous frottage patterns collected in the former downtown and once restricted port area - from historical buildings, objects, landmarks, or any forms of trace that recall the memory of Port of Kaohsiung.