Keelung Ecological Art
LOCATION : National Museum of Marine Science & Technology, Keelung, Taiwan
MATERIAL : PROPOSAL
The project proposal for the National Museum Marine Science & Technology in Keelung Taiwan was bring an awareness to the health of the oceans and the ecosystems that sustain us.
The design uses natural materials such as driftwood logs that are placed in the plaza at the museum to reveal the changing tides in global warming and the impacts that future rising water will have on the cultural landscapes we live within.
The project proposed to place these driftwood logs as if they had washed ashore from a tsunami, but some how nestled themselves delicately wihtin the form of the buildings and the plaza. The surfaces of the driftwood is engraved and burnt with various words and phrases that give meaning to the delicate relationship between nature and culture.
Local fishing nets and systems used to catch fish in the sea are constructed to create illuminated lanterns that collect the plastic debri from human consumption.
The large windows of the museum are used to project images and text regarding the health of the diversity of creatures within the ocean that support our human needs and health. The projections help to highlight the science of nature enclosed within the architecture of the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology.