Massive handmade bamboo-and-rattan "fish trap" springs up in Taipei

May 31, 2018 by  
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A giant handmade pavilion created in the image of an ancient fishing tool has popped up at the entrance of Taipei’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Rising to a height of nearly 30 feet, The Trap is a temporary installation designed by Taiwanese artist Cheng Tsung Feng that pays homage to the fishing tools and materials used by various ethnic groups in Taiwan. The movement of people through and under the structure is meant to evoke the crowds of fish caught in a fish trap. Completed this month, The Trap was commissioned as part of MOCA’s “The Charismatic Rebirth of Yore” exhibition. Artist Cheng Tsung Feng , who has a history of working with natural and locally-sourced materials, found inspiration in fish traps, an ancient Taiwanese fishing tool made of bamboo and rattan. During his research, FENG discovered huge variations in the traps created by different ethnic groups because of differences in available materials, culture and the type of catch. Despite these differences, he found that the site-specific fish traps were united by common production practices. Handmade from thin strips of bamboo, rattan and steel, The Trap is anchored over the MOCA’s entrance and features arched openings to mirror the historic building’s existing arches. Gaps between the rattan strips give the piece a lightweight feel and let dappled light shine through. The artwork measures nearly 92 feet long and more than 65 feet wide. Related: A twisting infinity-loop roof tops this prefab bamboo pavilion “These intangible cultures hidden behind tangible objects are like living things that can grow in response to the environment,” Cheng Tsung Feng said. “In this installation art, we relocated the fish trap from thousands of natural rivers to Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, a 100-year-old man-made building. And replaced various kinds of fishes with the crowd of people. What will this traditional wisdom evolve after adapting to distinct environments and prey?” The installation will be on display until July 22, 2018. + Cheng Tsung Feng Images by Sheng Da TSAI

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Ai Weiwei’s Towering, Geometric Forever Bicycles Installed at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

September 17, 2014 by  
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Ai Weiwei’s towering, geometric Forever Bicycles installation made a dramatic addition to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale . In the riverside courtyard of the Palazzo Franchetti 1,179 of his stainless steel bicycle representations were arranged into tall, hypnotic, geometric forms. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Ai Weiwei’s Towering, Geometric Forever Bicycles Installed at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ai Weiwei , architecture biennale , art installation , bicycle art , bicycle sculpture , bicycles , forever bicycles , installation art , Palazzo Franchetti , Venice Biennale , Yong Jiu

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Nuit Blanche: Sébastien Preschoux’s Stunning Installations Light Up the Night in Paris

December 4, 2012 by  
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Matthew Springett’s Navigating Dreams Creates an Interactive Night Sky Installation of LED Constellations

October 15, 2012 by  
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Created in collaboration with 88 7-17 year-old campers, London-based architect Matthew Springett’s Navigating Dreams is a beautiful installation of an imagined night sky comprised of LED constellations . The swirling constellations are controlled and navigated by a specially constructed land boat which when rowed, sets the lights in motion and allows campers and adults alike to take an “imagined journey through a stellar landscape.” View Jennifer Lauren Smith’s documentary film about the Navigating Dreams project after the jump. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Matthew Springett’s Navigating Dreams Creates an Interactive Night Sky Installation of LED Constellations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beam camp , installation art , interactive art , LED art , led installation , matthew springett , msa architects , navigating dreams , night skies , starscapes

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Scientists Create Biodegradable Computer Chips from Spider Silk!

October 15, 2012 by  
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Spider Web photo from Shutterstock Spiders are capable of some amazing things – not the least of which is weaving strong-as-steel webs from silk . Now, scientists at the  Institut de Physique de Rennes in France have found a way to incorporate this amazing material into biodegradable computer chips. Some say that this unprecedented combination of natural materials and advanced technology could yield medical devices that can be implanted safely and then remain in the body indefinitely. Read the rest of Scientists Create Biodegradable Computer Chips from Spider Silk! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Biodegradable , biomedical engineering , computer chip , medical device , silk , silkworm , spiders , surgery

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Cornelia Konrads’ Incredible Land Art Installations Hover Above the Landscape

April 27, 2012 by  
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An Incredible Crop of Living Green Offices Springs Up in Downtown Denver

August 16, 2011 by  
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Motoi Yamamoto’s Mind-Bogglingly Intricate Mazes Drawn with Salt

February 4, 2011 by  
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