In addition to writing, how much do you know about paper? Exploring "The Evolution of Paper" in a century-old paper mill

Photography/杨雅淳.
All images courtesy of even production.

How much do you know about paper?

I was asked by this sentence. For most people, paper is the material that can be seen everywhere in everyday life. From notebooks to toilet paper, even the body will carry it. Our dependence on paper may be beyond our imagination. Curated by uniform production and cursive heading, in the material warehouse of Yilan Zhongxing Cultural and Creative Park, a paper-based exhibition "The Evolution of Paper" connects the relationship between paper and the local history, and also through the imagination of the artist. Paper is full of visual possibilities.

"Knowledge of Paper", "The Evolution of Paper."

(left) "Yangyang", Tim Budden's work, "The Evolution of Paper."
"Knowledge of Paper", "The Evolution of Paper."
"Yangyang", Tim Budden's work, "The Evolution of Paper."

The scene came to Zhongxing Paper Factory in Yilan. It was once the largest paper-making factory in Taiwan and the number one production in Southeast Asia. The 13-year-old factory was rebuilt by the Yilan County Government, which contributed to the “The Evolution of Paper”. Built in the post-war period, it was the 15th and 16th warehouses for storing slurry. Now it has become a warehouse for multi-functional exhibition space. The artist Liao Zhaohao challenges the perceptive conflict of "heavy and light" with "Breaking Blocks", while Kangya builds "The Shape of the Future", which is to turn paper into a cloud to express his hope for the future; Wang Dingyi uses "light, sprinkles on The labyrinth design of Paper leads the people to discover the knowledge of paper in the lost way, and encounters the paper, material evolution and various future imaginations that carry important moments of human beings, bringing out the interest of knowledge learning.

"Creativity of Paper", "The Evolution of Paper."
"Light. Sprinkle on Paper, Wang Ding's work, The Evolution of Paper.

"Light. Sprinkle on Paper, Wang Ding's work, The Evolution of Paper.

"Light. Sprinkle on Paper, Wang Ding's work, The Evolution of Paper.
"Light. Sprinkle on Paper, Wang Ding's work, The Evolution of Paper.

In addition, "Paper Creative PAPER CREATIVITY" shows how paper evolved through the imagination of five artists and designers. British artist Tim Budden created a stunning miniature world of paper with the new creation of "Pangyang" by fire-burning technique and paper-cutting; Wu Bingsheng's "Where" uses the thin paper to challenge the possibility of paper as a sounding body, constructing a difference Daily sensory experience; Swiss artist Zimoun tapped 180 cartons with a cotton ball power unit in a high warehouse, and the echoing sound seemed to be an invisible membrane that separated the reality and created another space.

Where is it, Wu Bingsheng's work, The Evolution of Paper.
"Rose Xiao Huang", Zhang Xuzhan's works, "The Evolution of Paper".
"Rose Xiao Huang", Zhang Xuzhan's works, "The Evolution of Paper".
Zimoun's work, The Evolution of Paper.
Where is it, Wu Bingsheng's work, The Evolution of Paper.
Zimoun's work, The Evolution of Paper.
"Rose Xiao Huang", Zhang Xuzhan's works, "The Evolution of Paper".
"Rose Xiao Huang", Zhang Xuzhan's works, "The Evolution of Paper".

Zhang Xuzhan retains the newspaper texture of the traditional paper paste offerings, and tells the story of the dog's soon-to-life through the animated cartoon "Rose Xiao Huang"; the "Banknote Origami" by Hasegawa Yousuke Various folding angles put a hat on the banknotes of various countries, which makes the banknotes more humorous. In addition, various materials such as posters, book design, and packaging design are displayed in the exhibition area. Under the designer's ingenuity, they are rich in different appearances, so that the public can feel the design interest brought by paper.

"Banknote Origami", Hasegawa Yosuke's work, "The Evolution of Paper."

"Banknote Origami", Hasegawa Yosuke's work, "The Evolution of Paper."

One of the most curious is the Fengjia Catalysis Room (reviewFengjiao catalytic chamber introductionThis is a new project shortly started by the Tree Fire Paper Memorial Museum. There is a space for the same name in the Zhongshan District of Taipei City, but it is only open from 15:00 to 8:00 pm on the 15th day of the lunar calendar. This is a new stimulus for most of us who have forgotten traditional culture. "When is the first fifteenth of each month?", "What is the meaning of choosing such a day to open up?" It also extends many new ideas.

Fengjiao Catalyst Room reminds people of the changes and new possibilities of paper in the era in an interesting way. Of course, it is not just open time. "In November 2016, the team was at the Tree Fire Paper Memorial Museum. Paper into life, the concept of "catalytic reaction Catalysis" is proposed. If the paper is a reactant, then the person holding the paper pattern, including all paper lovers, writers, designers, creators, artists and buildings Teacher...just like "catalyst catalyst", it can speed up the possibility of creation and make the creation of the product smoothly." This paragraph links many people, paper is an indispensable necessity for us, especially for many art creators. .

"Paperlin Paper Sea", Feng Jiao's catalytic chamber works, "The Evolution of Paper".

"Paperlin Paper Sea", Feng Jiao's catalytic chamber works, "The Evolution of Paper".

This time, in the Fengjiao catalytic chamber, "Paperlin Paper Sea" was created, and the paper forest descended from the sky, swimming in the undulating paper waves; they used a lot of seed paper in the center of the field, honeycomb paper showing the characteristics of stone grinding, and function. Various special paper materials such as thin fiber paper, which is expressed by paper copying technology. In the paper sea, we can feel the fiber of paper and paper through the body, touch and feel more inexplicable parts.

"Paperlin Paper Sea", Feng Jiao's catalytic chamber works, "The Evolution of Paper".

"Paperlin Paper Sea", Feng Jiao's catalytic chamber works, "The Evolution of Paper".

Not only is it a static exhibition, but there are also artists presenting ideas in the exhibition. Zimoun, a Swiss sound installation artist, uses the corrugated paper that he sees everyday to create a sound sculpture of the architectural form. Nearly 200 soft balls are constantly hitting the surface of the carton. The tiny and gathered beats surround the warehouse. The people feel the tension of interaction between paper and space through the body. .

The color and light texture of the paper have a wonderful and cool feeling under the breeze, which is very suitable for summer viewing. If you go around Yilan, check it out!

"The Evolution of Paper"
Sponsored by Yilan County Government Cultural Bureau, uniform production, cursive curation
Zhongxing Cultural and Creative Park Material Warehouse / No. 6-8, Section 2, Zhongzheng Road, Wujie Township, Yilan County
Opening Hours: 10:00 am-06:00 pm (closed on Wednesday)
The exhibition will be held until August 12, 2018, 10:00-18:00

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