Formation No. 1: On Levitation (2014)
"Living in Taipei, I watch the city pass before me on trains in long intervals. I see the façade. A blurred contour hinting at some ten thousand million stories within. Iron grids painted white blue red green pink purple and yellow. Buildings tiled in muted colors of puke to become even more offensive in chromaticity as the subtropical humidity grinds itself in throughout the basin. Blotches of green visit the dry vignettes of a machine, only to be raped by the power towers' and faux modernest architecture's obscene erections. I see treasures slowly slip into one foggy pool of inconsequentiality. The face of a city. A city so accommodating yet denies its own idiosyncrasies. A city that dreams of bright, brilliant futures but lets its pasts and presences flow soundlessly by day and night."
(Photo credit: I-Hsuen Chen)