Famous for arts activism, Luzinterruptus often uses recycled or unconventional materials in large-scale installations to protest environmental and social issues, from pollution to poor health care. Their latest piece in Kaohsiung, Taiwan is the third installment of its Rain Interactive series, which previously popped up in Madrid and London. As with former iterations, this year’s sculpture was created with extra-large and extra-strength condoms filled with blue-dyed water and small autonomous light bulbs that allowed the raindrop-shaped prophylactics to glow from within.
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“As in previous occasions, we wanted to bring attention to the real value of water, this time in a country that has suffered severe droughts and whose agriculture strongly depends on irrigation,” says Luzinterruptus. The installation was hung in two exterior hallways at the Pier-2 Art Center and passersby were invited to play with and touch the oversized blue droplets, which the designers compared to “the shape and touch of silicone breasts.” Over 20 volunteers helped assemble the installation in two weeks. Rain Interactive stayed on-site for two nights.
Images by Lola Martinez