Time changes our understanding of the city. For this reason, people adjust their bodily experiences in space, re-establish connections with site, and execute spatial perceptions that are personal and communal in their living, to outline the daily course of the body, gradually precipitating, accumulating, and reconstructing in form. After the decline of commercial development in the 1970s, traces of time in Yen-Cheng expand like a tree or a labyrinth, linking divergent, uneven, disparate, alienated, informal, and non-single entities of fragmentary places into space. Experiences, memories, and segments from the everyday disconnect in city, summoned by an unintentional “nostalgia,” linking places, signaling future conversations, forming one after another misplaced, composite spatial interface and network: a communal imagination.
“Exchange” can be a transformation in the concept of space and time, like the relation between our current state and the 1970s, but it can also be a change of spatial experiences, or an exchange of habits. “Longing” is the exchange and contact between individuals, which carries an active, abstract, and irrational emotional web, connecting people with people, people and things, people and space, people and nature, or people with identity, belonging or dependency within memory, involving the expansion and construction of sensory and bodily experiences, including warmth, vision, hearing, touch, taste and consciousness, much like the properties of contemporary art, represented and reproduced through the intervention in quotidian aesthetic and relations of artists.