Date: November 16, 2015
The 2015 Kaohsiung Design Festival is underway at the Pier-2 Art Center, showcasing
innovative art forms that explore modern uses of technology while expressing concerns over social and environmental issues.
Themed Wild Design, this year’s one-week event features exhibitions titled Untamed Fabrication, Untamed Environment and Untamed System, with works fashioned by 100-plus artists from 22 countries and territories.
“With unbridled ideas and the use of unconventional materials, including waste products, these talents push the envelope of creativity and help promote to the world Kaohsiung’s unique aesthetic landscape built on the foundations of previous versions of the festival,” said Wang Hui-ling, director of the Pier-2 operations center.
One highlight of Untamed Fabrication is “Growth and Deterioration” by Taiwan’s Chang Shih-hui. The piece comprises a series of garments woven with shell-like layers. Chang employs digital technology in her design process in order to mimic the shape and growth patterns of natural creatures’ shells to produce each 3-D dress. [FULL STORY]