Tainan 糖 與 鹽

sugar & salt
My continuous project is to 'conquere' a city by strolling through the streets, observing carefully. Walking and taking photos becomes a flow like a river, that draws me into the streets.
Architecturally, I'm attracted to the disordered nature of the buildings in Tainan. There is coincidence and planning at the same time.  
I like the places where no space seems to be unused, and 

where buildings merge without disrupting the old structure.

I am particularly fascinated by the narrow little tiles on the facades, glittering in the sunlight. These houses from the 1960s are functionally well thought out and play with colors and shapes. The facades are skillfully designed and quite matter of fact. The architects oriented themselves on the idea of the German Bauhaus and what they saw during their visits to other countries. The tile facades they developed, became a unique Taiwanese style. 

Enthusiasm for the idea of modernity can be seen well in this architecture. This is far less the case with most buildings that were built afterwards or built today. Maybe ever where in the world? How often there is no spirit of progress or respect of knowledge of the past.

 I grew up in a house from the 1960s which I still live in. Though built in a completely different style. Architecture of this era has influenced my artistic work.

Ceramics have interested me for a long time, so it is no coincidence that I came across this topic here and that I have dealt with it intensively.
My photographic work is about the concept of beauty. The confrontation with the concept and the value of beauty let us learn about oneself and society.
All photos are taken in Jiali in Taiwan. I do not indicate where, because every street has its beauty. One just has to pay attention.

糖 與 鹽

sugar and salt
Mischa Reska (Austria - Audili)
Jiali - Taiwan 2018

Soulangh Cultural Park - Taiwan

Many thanks to the Architectural Heritage Vault
Jiali - Tainan