Consider time and eternity: We do not remember days; we remember moments. An old house is used in this project to represent the memories that we all carry with us. Because of the rapid growth of urbanization, many important historical structures have been demolished, destructured, and relocated in Taiwan. In a sense, the loss of historic, cultural, and aesthetic resources can never be replaced. In this project, an abandoned house illustrates the imaginable state of dereliction. Through the remains of a ruined house’s characteristics and décor, the figure of a man ever lived is formed and fashioned; the man’s soul, floating in time, is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, and primeval. And memories are a man’s private literature. The faintest waft is sometimes enough to induce feelings of hunger or anticipation or to transport you back through time and space to a long-forgotten moment. In a way, we are all floating, suspended between belief and unbelief. This work indicates that a non-realistic existence may portray a true reality and reply to the elusive and convoluted connections within memories, time, and space.
Wen-Chun Hsiang (Willa Hsiang) Multimedia Artist / Photographer Born in 1988. An award-winning multimedia artist based in Taiwan. Now she is a master student of the department of industrial and commercial design of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Start her studio 'willahsiang.com' in 2008, specializing in multimedia art, graphic design, and photography. The golden award and sliver award winner of Prix de la Photographie Paris, and received many international awards and recognitions, including Platinum award from Creativity International Awards, Silver award from International Design Awards, and the project of the year award from National Science Council. www.willahsiang.com