the darkside of moon
office aaa is invited to participate in “phantasmapolis,” 2021 asian art biennial, to revamp gallery street at ntmofa, with hopes that the perspective of up-and-coming taiwanese architectures will inspire new viewpoints when tackling the topic of “asian futurism”. the creative strategy of office aaa boldly revisits the creative elements of architect wang dahong and is interpreted as a contemporary connotation of the lost narrative of taiwanese architectural history.
office aaa’s project the darkside of moon overlaps the motif of the universe with modernism and investigates the sentimental, nostalgic elements of taiwan postwar modernism in the architecture of wang dahong and its metaphors for futurism through the imagery of the moon. the darkside of moon retraces postwar modernism using contemporary architectural viewpoints while boldly creating “trans-architectural” spatial expressions using metaphors and materials. office aaa’s work for 2021 asian art biennial can be seen as a platform for exchange between the past and future and a central nervous system for videos and literature projects.
location : taichung, taiwan
clients : national taiwan museum of fine arts
year : 2021
program : installation art
design : office aaa
project manager : chen-chieh sun
contractor : cheng mao construction co., ltd
photographer : yu-chen chao