Residency Program

Chia Jen Yu

Chia Jen Yu

駐村日期:2014/05/17 - 2014/05/18

Architecture | Taiwan

Chia Jen Yu is the associate professor of Department of Design for Sustainable Environment in Ming Dao University. In 2014, she was selected as one of the artists of “Bamboo Curtain Studio × National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC) – Her project is called“Eco-vision”, and her installation was placed on the square of NTSEC.

The concept:

A compound eye may consist of thousands of individual photoreceptor units or ommatidia, and the idea of the work comes from the sensory of ommatidia. The work was done in the circle, 6cm in diameter. The main materials are bamboo and luffa sponges. She use bamboo as the main structure and combine the natural texture of luffa sponges to interpret the environment and experience the local eco-culture.

The artist invites children to paint on the luffa sponges, and then their parents assist them to cut them off. They view the surroundings via the pattern of luffa sponges as if it’s via the real compound eye, and the artist uses photography techniques to record the specific view from the audience.

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