One of the best spots to observe people on the move in Taiwan is at the Taipei Main Station. Fascinated by the seemingly endless choreographies of people, Van Laere placed his chair alongside the escalators to explore the contrast between the escalator’s mechanized movement and human movement.
In this 6 hour preliminary survey research Van Laere made eye contact with thousands of Taiwanese people.
‘Contact’ reveals a combination of stillness and dynamics within a modern city.
Recorded at Taipei Main station, Taipei – Taiwan. This project was made possible by: Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, The Taipei Artist Village, Taipei Main Station & Stroom Den Haag.