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The Zero Field

The installation “The Zero Field” premiered as part of the collaborative exhibition "Join Feelings" with Ines Sun at Suho Memorial Paper Museum in Taipei, Taiwan in October 2019. To construct it Taiyo tore paper into 1.5 inch pieces, collaging and mounting each piece on to 6 ft long paper streamers, and completed 129 streamers each of a different design. The number of the pieces that make up the work total approximately 40,000.  At the museum the streamers were hung on a bamboo hoop suspended from the ceiling and exhibited as an interactive installation, a 6 ft high and 21.6 ft in circumference tube which could be entered. Taiyo wanted to create the most neutral space where you can pause the world and return to yourself.

 

Moreover, as Taiyo’s idea, he had an experimental photoshoot in which mixed race models wore the streamers he designed.  There was a comment "It looks like Japanese kimono."  One of the photos appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of “The Pinch", a literary journal published by the University of Memphis.

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