LuxuryLogico is a collective comprised of four artists born in the late 1970s/1980s: Chen Chih-Chien, Lin Kun-ying, Chang Keng-hau and Chang Geng-hwa. They currently live and work in Taipei. Their playful new-media art creations are often composed of hybrid and cross-disciplinary elements, demonstrating their diverse skills in computing, music, theatre and lighting. Their works are often inspired by the natural environment, which also reflects on issues of modern technology in contemporary society. Presenting their concept through cross-disciplinary practice, their works are presented in various forms including theatre, architectural structures and conceptual art, that discuss economic and social behavior.
Luxurylogico, Solar Manchester, 2014
Luxurylogico’s Solar Manchester was premiering in Europe for Harmonious Society, a major exhibition at Asia Triennial Manchester 2014. Solar is a series of site-specific installations which have been displayed widely in East Asia. It is a cooperative project, for which artists collect unused and discarded domestic and street lights from local communities. Through the long process of collection and cooperation, the artists bring out collective and local memory in re-assembling the materiality of light. Solar Manchester was exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry, a historical site showcasing the industrial heritage of Manchester. Solar Manchester consists of 177 recycled lanterns, they worked in Manchester for over a month, in cooperation with Salford City Council and Bury Council, collecting discarded street lamps that have long been part of the city’s site memory. Each old filament light bulb was converted into an LED light, transforming these unwanted objects into futuristic forms of light source. Through the process, the artists take discarded objects into an optimistic future.
Luxurylogico’s most recent solo exhibition was 2012 “Fruition-Fulfil Arts” (2012) at Project Fulfil Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan. They also cooperated with performers and produced theatrical piece “Sin City” (2013) at Songshan Cultural & Creative Park and “M” (2012) at private studio in Taipei.