Community Ties: Interview With Yukihiro Taguchi
By Pamela Wong
Occupying the main gallery at The Mills—a former Tsuen Wan textile factory converted into a base for Hong Kong’s soon-to-be-launched Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT)—is a colorful dragon with a head resembling a loom and a body made
of bamboo and recycled clothes, poised to swoop into the air. This
is a project led by Berlin-based Japanese artist Yukihiro Taguchi,
whose site-specific works are not only spontaneous multimedia experiments, but also ingenious responses to time and space. He joined CHAT’s residency program in 2016 and this summer, as part of a series of textile-based public workshops, Taguchi collaborated with Hong Kong fire-dragon-dance master Ng Kwong Nam
and Tsuen Wan locals on the performance-installation Spun Dragon (2018), highlighting traditional craftsmanship and deepening our visions of community.