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In advance of the deadline for Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci, we interview Dai Tung-Jung, a 2022 graduating student from Shih Chien University, Industrial Design BA.

Our Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci is open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2021-22 and the deadline to apply is August 31 2022.

See Dai’s ARTSTHREAD Portfolio



ARTSTHREAD:Where are you from?

Dai Tung-Jung: I’m from Taipei, Taiwan.

ARTSTHREAD: What is the name, theme, concept and final outcome of your graduate project/thesis?

Dai Tung-Jung: My graduate project, Brain Wave, is an exploration about the relations between human and
objects. Especially about the human body and the organs. I tried to construct an imaginary organ that shows the meaning of brain from different perspective. Finally created a tissue-like artificial and a chaotic space.

ARTSTHREAD:Can you describe your concept and creative process?

Dai Tung-Jung: The project intends to temporarily detach the objects from the mechanical form, to revive the
concern for the meaning of "body" in the anesthetic of the bureaucratic or commercial environment, and to use the metaphor of body to rebuild the perception of the world and life.

TUNG-JUNG DAI Dai's final project 'Brain Wave' explores the relationship between humans and objects.



ARTSTHREAD: Can you explain the thinking behind the key concepts and outcomes of your project?

Dai Tung-Jung: I have often thought about "how to feel life" and believe that it can only be discussed if there is a part inside the body remains mysterious. When the inside and the outside of the container-like body can be examined at the same time, it seems that there is only a pool of tissue in front of me and "life" is lost. Therefore, this work is derived from the idea of wandering between human beings, organs and artificial, exploring and challenging the balance between them.

ARTSTHREAD: Are you 100% back on campus or are you still working all/partly from home? Please describe
your environment?


Dai Tung-Jung: We only had a few weeks to teach remotely, but except for discussions with professors or
classmates at school, I spent most of my time working on my graduate project at home, or
searching for different materials to experiment.

TUNG-JUNG DAI
Dai's sees the body as a mysterious object, and based the themes in her project on the exploration of this concept.



ARTSTHREAD: Has being back on campus given you a new perspective on the university/your class colleagues/
tutors?


Dai Tung-Jung: Deeply feel the importance of the studio in the university, since the opportunity to communicate and create together in person is really valuable and Indispensable.

ARTSTHREAD: Has the need for online learning changed your outcomes?

Dai Tung-Jung: It actually made me think more comprehensively. In addition to the physical materials I usually come across, I’ve practiced more about how to present my work online.

ARTSTHREAD: Did you need to innovate when you had to work by yourself at home?

Dai Tung-Jung: I have spent a lot of time researching what makes me comfortable and able to work efficiently.
From sound and light to diet and workflow, have a more delicate control.

ARTSTHREAD: What's one thing that has helped you get through the last 2 years?

Dai Tung-Jung:My classmates and I share an apartment. The more time we spend together, the deeper topics
could be discussed. That makes me feel calm and fulfilled.

ARTSTHREAD: What are the most positive learning outcomes from this process?

Dai Tung-Jung:With fewer external distractions and rigid work schedules, I can spend my time thinking and
feeling any little things, and realize that won’t be time wasting.

ARTSTHREAD: How do you think design can help improve the world?

Dai Tung-Jung: I probably wouldn't say that design improve the world. It sounds like the absolutely right answer exists. I think design is often a resistance to the current situation, it challenges itself to provide a
different discourse than the current one. And so design helps the world to generate more
possibilities.

ARTSTHREAD: What are your hopes for the future?

Dai Tung-Jung: Wish the world is full of more interesting perspectives of all kinds and mutual respect.

ARTSTHREAD: Thank you Dai - we wish you all the very best!

See Dai’s ARTSTHREAD Portfolio

Images in slider: Dai and her work

Our Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci is open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2021-22 and the deadline to apply is August 31 2022.

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In advance of the deadline for Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci, we interview Dai Tung-Jung, a 2022 graduating student from Shih Chien University, Industrial Design BA.

Our Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci is open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2021-22 and the deadline to apply is August 31 2022.

See Dai’s ARTSTHREAD Portfolio



ARTSTHREAD:Where are you from?

Dai Tung-Jung: I’m from Taipei, Taiwan.

ARTSTHREAD: What is the name, theme, concept and final outcome of your graduate project/thesis?

Dai Tung-Jung: My graduate project, Brain Wave, is an exploration about the relations between human and
objects. Especially about the human body and the organs. I tried to construct an imaginary organ that shows the meaning of brain from different perspective. Finally created a tissue-like artificial and a chaotic space.

ARTSTHREAD:Can you describe your concept and creative process?

Dai Tung-Jung: The project intends to temporarily detach the objects from the mechanical form, to revive the
concern for the meaning of "body" in the anesthetic of the bureaucratic or commercial environment, and to use the metaphor of body to rebuild the perception of the world and life.

TUNG-JUNG DAI Dai's final project 'Brain Wave' explores the relationship between humans and objects.



ARTSTHREAD: Can you explain the thinking behind the key concepts and outcomes of your project?

Dai Tung-Jung: I have often thought about "how to feel life" and believe that it can only be discussed if there is a part inside the body remains mysterious. When the inside and the outside of the container-like body can be examined at the same time, it seems that there is only a pool of tissue in front of me and "life" is lost. Therefore, this work is derived from the idea of wandering between human beings, organs and artificial, exploring and challenging the balance between them.

ARTSTHREAD: Are you 100% back on campus or are you still working all/partly from home? Please describe
your environment?


Dai Tung-Jung: We only had a few weeks to teach remotely, but except for discussions with professors or
classmates at school, I spent most of my time working on my graduate project at home, or
searching for different materials to experiment.

TUNG-JUNG DAI
Dai's sees the body as a mysterious object, and based the themes in her project on the exploration of this concept.



ARTSTHREAD: Has being back on campus given you a new perspective on the university/your class colleagues/
tutors?


Dai Tung-Jung: Deeply feel the importance of the studio in the university, since the opportunity to communicate and create together in person is really valuable and Indispensable.

ARTSTHREAD: Has the need for online learning changed your outcomes?

Dai Tung-Jung: It actually made me think more comprehensively. In addition to the physical materials I usually come across, I’ve practiced more about how to present my work online.

ARTSTHREAD: Did you need to innovate when you had to work by yourself at home?

Dai Tung-Jung: I have spent a lot of time researching what makes me comfortable and able to work efficiently.
From sound and light to diet and workflow, have a more delicate control.

ARTSTHREAD: What's one thing that has helped you get through the last 2 years?

Dai Tung-Jung:My classmates and I share an apartment. The more time we spend together, the deeper topics
could be discussed. That makes me feel calm and fulfilled.

ARTSTHREAD: What are the most positive learning outcomes from this process?

Dai Tung-Jung:With fewer external distractions and rigid work schedules, I can spend my time thinking and
feeling any little things, and realize that won’t be time wasting.

ARTSTHREAD: How do you think design can help improve the world?

Dai Tung-Jung: I probably wouldn't say that design improve the world. It sounds like the absolutely right answer exists. I think design is often a resistance to the current situation, it challenges itself to provide a
different discourse than the current one. And so design helps the world to generate more
possibilities.

ARTSTHREAD: What are your hopes for the future?

Dai Tung-Jung: Wish the world is full of more interesting perspectives of all kinds and mutual respect.

ARTSTHREAD: Thank you Dai - we wish you all the very best!

See Dai’s ARTSTHREAD Portfolio

Images in slider: Dai and her work

Our Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci is open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2021-22 and the deadline to apply is August 31 2022.

ARTS THREAD Newsletter

Of
Interest