廖柏森 Bo-Sen Liao 《從哪裡來，往哪裡去？》From Where to Where?
從何處來，往何處去？From Where to Where?
廖柏森 Liao, Bo-Sen
年份 | Year
位置 | Location
心濕地沉澱池 Constructed Wetland Area
材料 | Material
Bamboo, sisal rope, wire
理念 | Statement
The civilization of humankind often followed by the evolution of science and technology, with which people utilize and manage the natural environment. I recalled the story of the Tower of Babel as told in the Bible: humans tried to build a tower to reach heaven, but Lord decided to scatter them. Isn’t this fairytale-like story a realistic depiction of humans’ pursuit of globalization and capitalism? Should we stop our step to think where were we and where are we going?
This artwork illustrates the staircase going up and down and a broken bridge. The bridge was meant to be connecting two remote places. However, this is no longer crossable and buried in the wild. The ascending staircase symbolizes that civilization and human development are walking away from nature. Will it be willing to let go of the ego-centric attitude and return to the Mother Nature? While there is no standard answer, each of our steps will determine the future.
Liao, Bo-Sen's present works emphasize more on various media and images in capitalist societies; he begins to focus on the living condition of non-mainstream groups in Taiwan. He creates new types of public art through community involvement and tries to transform all kinds of rigidity via art. He has been participating in different landscape and art festivals to reflect the relationships within space, landscape, natural environment, and the local context since 2016.