Inspired by Richard Wagners' proposed Gesamtkunstwerk (total arts), later realized in his Opera Epic Der ring des Nibelungen, the QA Ring project opens the art planning to the imagination. Just as the gods were a metaphor for humanity, technology is a reflection of its human origins. In combination with the arts, it highlights and refines the warmth and tenderness of mankind. As an international interdisciplinary project featuring digital performance art, the QA Ring of Taiwan opens up an arena for important discussion and global collaboration.
“In this graceful blend of modern dance, visual art and automation technology, Huang plays Geppetto to a German-made KUKA industrial robot — endowing it with lifelike expressive abilities and asking his audience to consider the implications of collaboration between humans and robots.”
Motto Taiwan ("More About Taiwan") is a Japanese website dedicated to introducing Taiwanese publications, industry trends, author information, and literary events. Information available on this website include book summaries, translated exerpts, and cultural introductions. Exclusive materials such as interviews with editors, bookstore operators, film directors, actors and actresses, and singers will soon be translated and made available as well — these celebrity figures will not only shed light on Taiwan's unique culture, but also recommend their favorite reads and Taiwanese authors.
“Dream of Olive (橄欖之夢), a large-scale installation created by Taiwanese artist Wang Wen-chih (王文志) for the 2016 Setouchi Triennale, allows visitors to walk in and experience a 3D space created by human-nature collaboration. Constructed from over 4,000 pieces of bamboo grown on Shodoshima Island, “Dream of Olive” takes inspiration from Shodoshima’s agricultural specialty, the olive fruit.