In ancient and modern times, nature nurtures all things, and the cycle of life forms a beautiful circle that seems to have no beginning and no end. There is a philosophical saying in Chinese Taoism called "Sheng Sheng" (life), which means that all changes occur without any end, and that all changes continue to be derived from each other and to grow. This "Sheng Sheng" represents the beautiful circle (cycle of life), allowing us to reflect on the present and look forward to the future. From this perspective, life and even history can be renewed, and it is precisely the past, present and future that are being revisited. In this project, we have extended the concept of "Sheng Sheng" into "Mian Mian” (continuity, or “on and on”), which not only conveys the sense of continuous flow, but also reflects the presenter's concern for continuity.
Modern life is full of technology and we have become accustomed to co-existing with screens. Therefore, this project takes "Urban Canvas" as the framework, turning the façade & screens in AIRSIDE into media art for showcasing the screen-based digital artworks, so that the audience can see and feel the art whenever they step into our space. The curated works are all moving image works that involve different technologies, such as animation, artificial intelligence, and generative programmes, etc. Apart from the key themes of man and nature, man and city, and man and community, the connection between arts & technology is also utilised to show the infinite possibilities of creativity on urban media facades.
The function of Tao is to create all things in the universe. Life is Tao, and when it comes to physical entities, they encompass all things on Earth in all shapes and sizes. Apart from being a thematic link between people, community and the environment, "Mian Mian" also represents the willingness and expectation of the audience to enrich their lives through art, and to embrace the beauty and affection conveyed by the moving images.
May all things grow and flourish.