Located in front of the CMP Block building in Taiwan, this art installation presents two sinking cars that are being consumed by a sea of bright green grass. The scene is reminiscent of the aftermaths of a flood, where cars are devoured by the surrounding forces of nature. As remnants of the vehicles peek their heads out of the surface of the grass, they become a memory of a past moment, where a manmade object continues to exist and function in relation to natural boundaries.
There is no clear explanation for how the cars got there or why they are located in the middle of the city. According to the CMP Block website, their building structure is all about sustainability and a respect for nature, and the installation agrees with their motto of always working towards “merging art, aesthetics and nature.”
The project reminds me of Manuel Felisi’s old car’s rooftop garden, an installation where the artist uses opposing elements to make a comment about the resiliency of life and existence.