24/7

Project 24/7 seeks to bring everyday life into the framework of the Museum. The audience is invited to explore and make use of the space. By their physical actions and postures the audience actively participates in giving meaning to the project. 

 

In an open space without a clearly defined function, platforms of varying sizes and heights provide a pedestal or a stage where the audience is able to act freely, taking on the role of the artwork or performer. The walls and cushions are covered with the pattern of various grids of tatami mats alluding to the planning and construction of spaces. With a palette of colors appropriated directly from convenience stores around Taipei, the wall paintings lead us out of the museum and into the urban landscape of our daily lives.

 

In contrast to the exhibition spaces in the museum which demand the audience to be attentive and focused, 24/7 is a casual space where visitors are encouraged to interact physically with the installation. Illuminated by paper lanterns the space also provides an environment that encourages informal exchanges. Just as Isamu Noguchi viewed his paper lanterns as “Restless wonders between the realm of art and design,” 24/7 proposes a space between an art exhibition and everyday life.