The Giant Fortune Cookies of Treasure Hill

Giant fortune cookies on Treasure Hill.

These giant fortune cookies can be found high up on Treasure Hill 寶藏巖 (pinyin: Bǎozàngyán), an artist village next to the riverside park not far from Gōngguǎn Station 公館站 in Taipei 台北. The maze-like Treasure Hill was once a squatter community founded by KMT military veterans in the late 1940s. It grew organically to serve the needs of its modest population but was transformed in 2010 as part of a city-wide beautification and urban renewal program into what it is today.

This piece by Shu-Chang Kung 龔書章, titled “Fortune CooKiss”, is an interactive installation meant to foster “lover’s dialogue” and intimacy by providing couples with a secret place to sit and gaze upon one another.

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