11th Venice Architecture Biennial, Dark City / Dark Affairs (Taiwan Pavilion) / United Daily News
La Biennale di Venezia , 11th Int’l Architecture Exhibition – Taiwan team La Biennale di Venezia 11th Int’l Architecture Exhibition – Taiwan team, 2008 Sunset, the most beautiful moment “The Golden Moment of sunset is the most beautiful moment of a day, and is also the most beautiful moment to view the architecture!” Kris Yao said.
He described the “Golden Moment” of the Fubon Financial Center, one of his works. “At the end of a day, when the night starts to fall and the light boxes are lit, people and buildings gradually become the black silhouettes, shivering on the streets as mirages to contrast the reality.” Kris Yao further described that these silhouettes were like “X-ray” photos, leading people to investigate another intrinsic layer. Kris Yao revealed that in this architectural exhibition, he would not provide any models, posters or datum, but to express his idea through movie to reinterpret his architecture theories. Yao had been to New York to study movie. He also acted as the director in making a documentary of his mother-in-law, Gu Zhengqiu, a renown Chinese opera artist.
United Daily News Reporter Wan-Qian,Chen／Taipei (2008.01.15)