CHU CHIH-KANG SPACE DESIGN, Fangsuo Bookstore, 2015. Location: Chengdu.

Photo: Chu Chih-Kang

Time Space Existence - Biennale Architettura 2016

Time Space Existence - Biennale Architettura 2016

Mountains Waters:
Creation of Landscape, Life of All Beings
All forms of natural life on Earth exist in the composition of time and space.
It is in such composition that I find the phenomenon of life stores our creation of a so-called product, so-called building.
“Mountains Waters”, my presentation in the themed exhibition, offers a contemporary perspective into a world of living beings and to further uncover the natural transformation of all our creations.
Human beings have claimed to be the highest order of all living things, above all groups formed through billions of years. We dictate everything and transform, like gods, which, in contrast, also induces unprecedented problems and destruction to Earth. Planting trees and reducing carbon emissions are only part of our redemption, served only as our reminder to never destroy Earth again. Now, we have been plagued with the negativity of fears and worries.
It is with my presentation that I wish to overturn this concept.
The adoption of a different perspective offers to conclude all these situations as God’s arrangement. Through hundreds of years, Nature’s phenomenon may have already included the doings of human beings.
Comparably speaking, how ants view anthill is how human beings view towering buildings. All human creations may simply be a small phenomenon through billions of years in Earth’s history. This proposed perspective encourages human engagement in being part of the Great Nature of God’s making and of Earth’s evolution. Human civilization should coexist with Nature in better harmony.
Mountains Waters, in an alternative perspective, exhibits an urban mirage. The organic landscape of mountains and waters represents human creation of Nature, a manmade extension of natural growth. Since human beings are part of organic Earth, so are our buildings. It reaches beyond conservation of primitive “Nature” towards a pursuit of coexistence on primitive Earth by employing our intelligence and more of Nature’s elements to create the world of Nature that we have been part of.
My presentation features a landscape of mountains and waters made of bronze discs, mirroring an urban mirage in an environment of water, moisture, and organic interaction as part of Nature. As the exhibition commences, the evolution of time and space triggers changes on the metallic surface, and the green, rusty spots become like a natural green lawn.
Life is, then, granted to lifeless objects in the process of time. Like mountains and waters to Earth, the process validates the evolution of life in human-built creations along the changes of time and space.
Human creations would be incorporated as Nature’s wonders. As we concede to Nature as a mere, integral part, we need to believe, and need not worry, that God and His Almighty Power would grant to all living beings cohabitation with Nature and coexistence on Earth.
In my view, such is a better life on Earth.


  • Title: CHU CHIH-KANG SPACE DESIGN, Fangsuo Bookstore, 2015. Location: Chengdu.
  • Creator: Photo: Chu Chih-Kang

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