Formosa Iridescent Patrol
“Formosa Iridescent Patrol” at the “Lantern Festival in Taichung” represents the memory of everyday people. Combining various features of local culture, the concept extends its content to become “Things to do in Taiwan”. The main characters in this installation are the forests and the seas of Taiwan. Through fantasy, humor, and childlike joy, it aims to provide a kind of travel guide, but in motion.
Differing from traditional lantern or parade installations, “Formosa Iridescent Patrol” aims for eco-friendly sustainability. Most of the lanterns can be driven by manpower. They are equipped with small mechanisms that can be ridden like a bicycle or driven like a scooter. Moreover, parts of the lanterns have been made with recycled materials. As well as enjoying the festival, we also hope to be responsible toward the environment.
Regarding the concept behind the design, we have been inspired by the scenes and memories of Taiwanese everyday life, including features such as its nature, street food, fruit, environment protection, the arts, as well as some Taiwanese “cold jokes” of the internet generation. By creating this interpretation of the tech arts along with its iridescence, we hope to bring a visual sensation of humor and fun to bring some smiles to the faces of the people who visit this lantern festival.
CEO ｜Huang Wen-Hao
Technical Director｜Lin Wei-Yuan
Art Director｜Wang Chung-Kun
Houli Horse Ranch, Taichung
Culture Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government