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‘Sailing Castle’ installation at Taiwan Lantern Festival

| 20 : 00 – 02 March 2019 |


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‘Sailing Castle’ art and light installation by artist Cheng Tsung Feng is at display at the ongoing Taiwan Lantern Festival.

Known for his creative designs around traditional crafts, the artist had set up a 30 feet high installation ‘The Trap‘ at MoMA, Taiwan. Made up of bamboo, rattan and steel it was dedicated to the fishing tools and materials used by various ethnic groups and ancient culture. The ongoing annual ‘Taiwan Lantern Festival’ in Pingtung city is celebrating its 30th year. With a theme ‘Light-up 30’ the festival is spread across three zone – Dapeng Bay, Pingtung (Light Festival) and Donggang.

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Sailing castle – Along the Donggang coast


 

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Installation dedicated to fishery industry


Chen Tsung Feng’s installation made from wood, fabric and LED lights is located at scenic coastal lagoon of Dapeng Bay in Taiwan. Offering vast sea view, the installation dedicated to fishery once lit up at evening gives an overwhelming experience to every visitor. The overall shape of the installation is an outcome of the architectural traits of local and traditional culture.

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Installation – During day and night


Video © – Chieh Wei Cho


From the artist –

Artist Cheng Tsung FENG contrives a symbolic pavilion with wood constructions. Through the white sails harmoniously intertwined among the structure, he interprets the image of many sailboats gathering at the harbor. It represents as if an enormous sculptural entity embodies the enchanting scenery from the Donggang coast.

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Sailboat !!


 

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Rigid and structural framework


By way of building the Sailing Castle as an attraction to people, FENG depicts phenomenon that fishermen and boats sailing off. Thus it recreates making homeward voyages as people enter the installation. The interaction among people and the Sailing Castle is a representation of prosperity of the fishery industry, communal unity, expectation, and joy.

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Scale of human interaction with the installation


The shape of Sailing Castle manifests the architectural attributes of local and traditional culture in Donggang via its modern art form. In the motif of FENG, the Sailing Castle is endowed with the qualities of temples, churches, and shrines. Furthermore, it furnishes audiences with distinctive charisma’s from day to-night.

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Canvas fit in similar to sailboats


 

Sailing Castle, Taiwan Lantern Festival, art installation, lantern, Taiwan, artist work

Wooden framework and canvas intertwined


‘Get on board, set sails, in the breeze, towards the sea. We are about to heading outwards with bravery; we will safely return as well.’ said FENG.

Lit-up at night


Taiwan Lantern Festival –

Taiwan Lantern Festival (TLF) is a prominent carnival having been held for three decades since 1990. TLF is considered as a magnificent lightening exhibit enriched with tradition and modernness. It is primarily in the celebrations of the Lantern Festival with a thousand-years-old history. TLF was chosen by Discovery Channel as ‘second biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in the world’. It was also featured as ‘one of the 52 things to do by CNN Travel’. Additionally, it was selected as one of the best winter trip by National Geographic Travel.

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Wooden framework installation assisted by crane at site


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Representational model of the installation


Art Lantern Area –

The 30th TLF is noted for the first organization of Art Lantern Area. Many artists-in-residence alongside participation with plenty artists gather in host city, Donggang Town. This town in Pingtung County is well-known for its prosper fishery industry. Cheng-Tsung FENG, a young artist with a specialization in traditional art crafts, is as if the primary main lantern in TLF.

Central framework as seen from ground


Project details – 

 

Installation name – Sailing Castle

Artist – Cheng Tsung FENG | www.chengtsung.com

Project type – InstallationContemporary Art, Art festival

Location – Taiwan Lantern Festival, Donggang Town, Pingtung County, Taiwan

Completion Year -February 2019

Photography Credits – © Wei Chun LIN | Video Editor – Chieh Wei Cho

Material – Japanese Cedar Wood, Waterproof canvas, LED light | Dimension – H 800cm x W 886cm x D 610cm

Adviser – Ministry of Transportation and Communications | Organizer – Pingtung County Government

Executive Unit – Cultural Affairs Department of Pingtung County Government

Implementer – Jollify LTD | Project Host – Daniel WONG | Curator – Derjk WU, Mikael Fock

Project Designer – Wei Chun LIN, Chi Yun CHEN | Project Manager – Peggy CHEN | Project Assistant – Tzu Yen CHUANG

Wooden Structure – Yumu Manufacture & Research | Lighting Design – Oude Light

Electric Power Manager – Wei Meng CHUANG | Crane engineering – Yifeng Engineering

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