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  • Aug 14, 2018

Community Ties: Interview With Yukihiro Taguchi

YUKIHIRO TAGUCHI next to his installation Spun Dragon (2018) at The Mills, Hong Kong. All photos by Pamela Wong for ArtAsiaPacific.

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.