EATOPIA TAIWAN PAVILION AT LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE
THE WORLD IS THERE TO DARE
The first London Design Biennale will open this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries included Taiwan participating (7 – 27 September). Nations from six continents will present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design.London Design Biennale,Eatopia will tour Taipei and Hong Kong in October 2016.
A journey of Taiwan’s culture collisions.
Taiwan has received waves of migrants since the beginning of its written history.Together,there people of distinctive cultural backgrounds witnessed the island’s historical milestones:colonisation,martial law administration and democratisation.Centuries of culture collision and fusion have shaped Taiwan into a multifaceted country,but its historical complexity often leads to discussions on what constitutes the Taiwanese identity and which culture best represents Taiwan.
Eatopia responds to the theme of the inaugural London Design Biennale,Utopia by Design, by presenting an imagines future through a culinary journey.Reflecting on the history of Taiwan,the dishes serve as a reminders that cultural collision and fusion have been and will continue to be powerful forces that people the country towards a united yet diverse utopia.
[ Xiu Long ] pronunciation of “collide” / “collision” in Taiwanese Hokkien language.
The story structure weaves 5 different groups of people together to create one whole.
London Design Biennale Official Website
Curator ｜ Shikai Tseng , Rain Wu
Director ｜ Yuen Hsieh
Producer ｜ Lee Spinkee
Producer Manager ｜ Wei Wei zeng
Project Manager ｜ Lydia Chang
Photographer ｜ Jun Tuan Huang
Art Director ｜ Paul Gong
Set Dressing ｜ Lydia Chang and TianJia Hsieh
Stylist ｜ John Yuyi
Lead Lighting｜ Hsieh sung-Ming
Lighting Assistant ｜ Sun chu-Wei , Peng China-yuan , Chen Wei-hair , Jimmy Huang
Lead hair ｜ Ting Shih @ Flux Flux Réel Hair Boutique
Hair ｜ LiRen Wei @ Flux Reel
Hair Assistant ｜ Hsiao an-ting and Zhang Kai Xun
Makeup Artist ｜ Hungyi Lu
Makeup Assistance ｜ Meg Lu and Kaz
Behind The Scene Photographer ｜ Yuji Fann Fann
Behind The Scene Videographer ｜ Sophi Zou
Color Grading ｜ Timeline Studio
Editor ｜ Yuen Hsieh
Visual ｜ Godkidlla
Animation ｜ Annlin Chao and Mick Lin
Music ｜ Ying Hung Lee
©2016 YUEN HSIEH