At noon on April 19, 2013, a rainy day, 42 students holding an umbrella which only contains either one-eighth, two-eighth, three-eighth, or four-eighth fabric, walked from Xiao-Fu Square to the 1st Student Activity Center (280 meters), in the campus of National Taiwan University.
Taipei rains a lot. On one rainy day, I shared my umbrella with a schoolmate who I was not familiar with. The rain was heavy and neither would I want her to get wet, nor would I want to be too close to her. So we remained this uncomfortable and embarrassing distance between each other. I started to think about the space under the umbrella, imagining how this space can vary, and how that does to the interaction between the umbrella and the person, between people, between multiple umbrellas…
A work made in 19th National Taiwan University Art Festival Performance Art Workshop
The 1st Student Activity Center, National Taiwan University. May 6-25, 2013