水的密碼 Water Ciphers
Statement :Water is the source of life. Hidden in water are messages for life, which then being encoded into different lifeforms and various organisms. The Old Street River, located at the downtown area of Chungli, Taoyuan, has been running all the way from the upstream town Longtan, and carried many possibilities of new life. Guarding the Old Street River is to guard the creatures coming from the water and the environment where are home to these creatures as well as the human kind.
The work consists of three parts: the flying feathers on grassland, the mini woods, and the little fish in shoals being installed along the railings of the riverbank. This work is made by artist Julie Chou with the collaboration of Water Environment Patrolling Team on the Old Street River in Chungli and Hsing Guo Elementary School kids.
Water plays such an important role in all lives and it seems that all lifeforms contain the hidden message from water. I use forms of wings, plants and fish to represent the transformative manifestation of this hidden message, trying to get people's attention to care for the river.