FutureEverything has been commissioned by Taipei Art Festival to deliver a new art work in Taipei as a part of FAULT LINES, FutureEverything’s talent development and commissioning programme for art in technology innovation.
Kasia Molga is the artist from the FAULT LINES artist cohort, commissioned in the first FAULT LINES art commission.
Responding to the theme ‘The Future of the City’, the new work aims to engage the citizens of Taipei in a dialogue about the emerging role of technology in society. Taipei is one of Asia’s leading innovators in urban planning and design, green architecture, public transportation and smart technology leveraging the Internet of Things. Kasia’s vision is inspired by a curiosity around the future of technology, and the touch points with the lives of ordinary people in the city.
To develop the artistic concept, Kasia wanted to get under the skin of Taipei and its technology culture. Together we developed a workshop for local people, around four themes, a set of questions under each, and a canvas to structure the discussion and capture insights.
The workshop was a big success, we all left energised, heads buzzing with ideas, grounded in the interests of local people. We found out later the festival Director had to limit the invites because of the level of interest, which included people from the local DIY Bio scene.