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Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Taiwan Architecture News - Dec 11, 2020 - 10:25   5275 views

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Taiwanese artist Cheng Tsung FENG has created a wavy installation by transforming bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit at Hsinchu State Library in Taiwan

Named Reading, an Ocean, the 32-square-metre installation, which is folded within the space, is made of 1000 paper pieces, they are bundled with the rope and it finally assembles together as a book. 

The artist is inspired by traditional handcrafted culture of Taiwan, the large installation, themed as "Chinese Stitched Binding", showcases a kind of book binding method with a long history.

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

The artist transformed this binding craft from a plane into a three-dimensional curved installation made of 1000 pieces, then he combined the library's space to create a giant installation just like a big wave that is facing to people.

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

After the exhibition is over, the installation will be carefully disassembled into thousands of books. FENG will hand-print the sketches and drawings of this work with numbers on the cover. 

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

"These books will leave the building with people and go everywhere. People will write their stories in books, just like the history of reincarnation here for a hundred years," said the artist. 

"Reading is like an ocean, it is boundless and endless, and we are like riding a small boat, wandering in the sea, through reality and fiction, between different identities and to everywhere of the world."

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Cheng Tsung FENG transforms bundled papers into a three-dimensional curving unit in Taiwan

Image courtesy of Cheng Tsung FENG

The installation will be on view until March 7, 2021 at Hsinchu State Library in Taiwan. 

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