1. Exploratory Research
In 2021, the rain season was neither punctual nor sufficient in rainfall for the water storage due to the La Niña phenomenon. Since April, the restriction on water use was initiated that made a great impact on more than million households. This was the most severe drought since past a hundred year in the rainy island.
Most reservoirs' storages were less than 30% of their capacity, some were even less than 1%.
Precipitation, dampness, humidity - we islanders should restart paying attention to these weather factors, which have been playing critical roles in bringing us a normal life.
People of Taiwan has a virtue of thriftiness because of the distinct topography that freshwater is limited.
The street in Taiwan is vibrant and the neighbors are hospitable because the arcades and canopies, which to avoid rainfall, form as a shared space for people to gather.
For convenience's sake, Taiwanese people tend to wear raincoats and waterproof flip-flops on top of suit when riding motor scooters on the way to office.
2. Conducting Experiment
How long haven't you looked up at the sky? There is no same shape of clouds every second. Therefore, we wanted to document the transformation of this mercurial but ubiquitous element - Water - a gift from the earth that bred all the creatures.
A container filled with water in half
Enclose it and increase the air pressure
Pressure released in a flash
Cloud gradually faded away
Thanks to technology nowadays, human beings are capable of creating almost anything that is similar to what mother nature does. However, it takes tons of resources and energy that are multiple times than natural formation needs to mimic the environment that only lasts an ephemeral moment.
We might ask:
Should human beings ever compete with nature? Or should human beings recognize we are part of nature?