Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2 Public Art Project “Traveling with Wind Stretched • Floating Travel”
Taoyuan International Airport Corporation Ltd.
Upper level of the observatory deck
Lower level of the observatory deck
Chen Huiting, Lin Lianxin, Chen Jingyao
People love travelling, perhaps it is because they want to seek the wisdom to solve their problems in life. We installed two sets of public artwork at T2 in Taoyuan International Airport. Shalom Arts Consulting, Inc. planned an artwork entitled Traveling with Wind Stretched on the upper floor, south side of observatory deck on the fifth floor. The artwork portrays the vivid image of children greeting the travelers warmly. On the lower floor of the observatory deck, the artist Hsu, Tang-Wei installed an artwork entitled Floating Travel, a set of 12 pieces of abstract sculpture like the suitcases, inviting the audience to touch and appreciate it.
Two sets of artwork both use suitcases as a metaphor to illustrate the travelers’ excitement of departure, and to start the first step of the grand tour.
Traveling with Wings Spread out
Seated on the luggage, brothers and sisters slide onto
The top of the clouds, traveling around with their wings spread
The clouds linger in the mountains unconsciously
The wind moves across the ocean
They search for the stars and the moon to travel together,
Leaving the sweet marks of dreams in the sky
Traveling thousands of miles is better than reading thousands of books We are all adventurers, pursuing our dreams Canoeing on lakes and rivers through days and nights Polishing the night sky with rapt of attention Leaving is always for the happiness of returning home And the charming melody of hometown
Floating Travel Artist∣Hsu, Tang-Wei The work consists of 12 suitcases floating in a subtle curve of a circular space. Each suitcase is uniquely out of shape, for they were once fully packed. The artist Hsu, Tang-Wei uses the dots and lines of the constellations, which represent the travel routs between cities on a map. At the same time, the constellations in the circular space reflect the image of the dome. The 12 astrology signs on the handles of the suitcases represent the inclusion of all personalities, allowing travelers from all over the world to carry the luggage that suits their individual needs and roam freely.
On the upper floor of the landscape platform on the south side of the fifth floor, the work "Spreading Wings and Traveling to the World" by artist Yu Dengquan, welcomes tourists with realistic and vivid groups of children; The lower floor of the viewing platform is equipped with the work "Floating Travel" by artist Xu Tangwei. A group of twelve abstract sculptures are painted with the points and lines of the twelve constellations, symbolizing the travel routes between cities on the map.
Both sets of works use travel luggage as a metaphor for the full expectations in the heart, and the two sets of works are cleverly contrasted with each other. Together with each other, passengers can feel the thrill of travel more closely, taking off and landing on the plane, and embarking on the first big step of traveling around the world.
Artwork 1: Traveling with Wings Stretched/ Yu Den-Chuan/Bronze/Stainless Steel/Sculpture
Artwork 2: Loat Travelling/ Hsu Tang-Wei/Stainless Steel Plate, Forged, Structure, Automotive Paint, Chemical Anchor/Sculpture