Light Sculpture Installation

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

UROS ISLAND  |  Taichung, Taiwan 2011 – 2012

Future Pass Tis a production of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung, the UNEEC Culture and Education Foundation in Taipei, and the Today Art Museum in Beijing. It was achieved in cooperation with the Fondazione Claudio Buziol. Curator Victoria Lu (Creative Director, Today Art Museum, Beijing) is responsible for the exhibition’s content.

Courtesy of the artist and Future Pass, photo by Grimanesa Amorós Studio

Media: LEDs, diffusion material, vinyl, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware
Dimensions: 13 ft 7 in x 11 ft 2 in x 26 in

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

When Amorós was a child living on the coast of Peru, she always loved the beauty of the ocean; everything from the tides to the colors, to the bubbles and the foam.

Uros Island is inspired by the islands in Lake Titicaca, located southeast of Peru. They are floating islets made entirely out of totora reeds. The pre-Incan Uros, who live on these forty-two self-fashioned floating islands, build everything out of this material – from houses to boats to watch towers.

From these two ideas, she created Uros Island to reflect the natural elegance of sea foam and totora reeds. The sculpture will seemingly arise from the ground as if it were one with the earth.