Sol 日畦,2018

I was commissioned by the 2018 Tainan International Foto Festival to create an outdoor installation that incorporates photographic elements. The result, titled Sol, is a response to the quality of sunlight during the summer months in southern Taiwan. The images on the canvases accentuate a common predicament of taking pictures under bright light—the camera only captures parts of the subject that is being photographed. Similarly, the brightness often prevents the human eye to fully perceive its surroundings. The form of the installation, on the other hand, draws inspiration from the open and yet concealed landscapes of rural Tainan. On site, the sunlight interacts with the installation—and as a result, the images on the canvases are revealed to different degrees.