Forestry Island Eco Art Festival
SUAVEART | Liuqiu Island Art Festival
After Journey, Pingtung County
2023.07.21 Fri. - 2023.11.27 Mon.
19 : 00 - 02 : 00
Mixed Media (used plastic bag, wire)
H105x W70x D70cm
Hung questions the concept of value under consumerism, and believes everything has its purpose and value in nature. By repurposing artificial media - post-consumer wastes, into organic shapes imitating natural forms, perhaps the way of nature could be further examined and learned.
Hung cuts used plastic package into strips and wraps them around metal wire to create a bony structure with gradient colors. The semitransparent part is ironed with layers of transparent plastic bags to harden with thickness. A thin resin coating is then added to further strengthen the suspended sculpture. The organic floaty shapes are opened for interpretation.
Julia Hung believes the word ‘debris’ doesn’t have any positive or negative annotation. Everything would eventually become debris. What kind of influence and debris would human leave behind this world?
Mixed Medium (Used fabric,wool, iron wire)
H113x W94x D42 cm
Mixed Medium (Used fabric, wool, used plastic bottle, paper string, enamelled copper wire, iron wire)
H79x W64x D27 cm
Hung crochets post-consumer wastes into organic shapes that abstractly resemble sea creatures. The vivid colors are alternated with blocks of white to represent the phenomena of coral bleaching. At the same time, to re-examine how human beings are affected by today’s standardized culture and losing our own unique colors. The artificial material of used PET bottle, plastic bag, and clothing are cut into strips and then crocheted into a sculpture without any adhesive. Hung learns the crocheting technique from her grandmother when she was little. The crocheting process is also healing and meditative for the artist. To echo the Debris theme, The artist leaves the buttons and labels from the old clothing to let them appear on the sculpture to showcase the material and the emotional connection with human.
Mixed media (glass, fishbone, shell, used cap of plastic bottle)
Installation (size varies)
The last but not the least, Hung presents daily post-consumer waste - fish bone, shell, and PET bottles caps as fossils, to ask what we are leaving behind for our future generation, and perhaps it is still possible to change.