Custom stickers, screen printed postcards, human interactions
Project supported by Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery Artist Village
Special thanks to Eva Chuang and Yi-Ming Liu
In Taiwan, a street market is an essential part of everyday life. It is an exciting entertainment for both locals and travelers. Coming from Japan, a country where a street market is not so common due to strict sanitary regulations and license issues, I am quite fascinated by the variety of food and goods that can be purchased at those markets. Through the joyful experience of strolling around Kaohsiung’s street markets, I come up with an idea to become a part of this street culture not only as a customer but also as a vendor. Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery is now open to public as a museum and becomes a popular tourist destination on weekends. With a detailed research of the refinery and observing the people there, I design and sell my own version of souvenir for the Ciaotou Sugar Refinery. The items are mostly things that could be reasonably sold, such as postcards and stickers that reflect the history of the site and its surrounding environment.
On November 12, 2015, the mobile souvenir shop was "unofficially" launched just for one day. It traveled to multiple locations within the sugar refinery's property.
Description of the items
The vending stand being set up in front of the "Pig Museum", Kio-A- Thau Sugar Refinery
Interacting with a customer
The vending stand being set up at the entrance of the refinery