Recently, the Flaming Lotus Girls were invited by a Taiwanese group, Dream Community, to create a flame effect for a mobile art installation, for the Dream Community April parade in Taipei. For this project, we sent Dave X., and Yasi to Taipei for two weeks to live within the Dream Community and collaborate in making fire art. Here is Yasi’s blog documenting her experience working with the Dream Community, in Taipei while making the art.
June 8, 2008 –
Today is the Dragon Boat Festival and everyone is off having fun with their family and friends, therefore, progress on Fire Float is delayed another day. This is to be expected as things are done a little differently here. It is a perfect day for me to lay out the plans for building and make a materials list. JJ is my hardware/fabrication liaison and he will be available tomorrow for me to pick his brains about getting a flatbed and propane cage made for the truck.
Gordon invites me on an adventure. He will teach me how to ride a scooter through the crazy streets of Shijie and take me to the day market.
Talk about an adrenaline rush! Woohee! The day market was all a-hustle and a-bustle.
After buying some fish, we returned to the Dream Community and cooked it up and served it to the artists.
I spent the rest of the day, writing emails and making plans on how to build the Fire Breathing Gordon.
Tomorrow I meet with JJ and get some art-making action!
P.S. Taiwan Beer is very similar to Tsingtao and runs about $7!!