Matsu Tiles

︎ 2018
︎ light installation
︎ Bridgehead Art Studio
︎ Taoyuan, Taiwan

Matsu Tiles attempt to use technology and art to integrate social participation activities by organizing several workshops to invite local citizens to become part of the light effect design team. The installation is in Taoyuan Matsu Village, an old Taiwanese military dependents’ village. The area is adorned with many historical and old-fashioned decorative tiles that evoke the artist’s memories about the aesthetic of Taiwan and the atmosphere of their childhood home. By holding these workshops, the artists and locals worked together to gather the tiles’ patterns and deconstruct them into light effect data. By using modern technology and traditional aesthetic components, the project aimed to reveal the different perspectives on the Matsu Village.