與土地交往吧 The Land Works On Us, Taichung 2017
陳昱潔 Yuyu Chen is curator at 陸府生活美學教育基金會 Live Forever Foundation, in Taichung, Taiwan, and when she invited me and Wan-Shuen Tsai to visit their exhibition space, we were quite excited.
It was a great chance to present in such good conditions our three short films related to our community work in Taiwan among children of Penghu, Atayal people and Hakka villagers in Hsinchu County, realized for the Sydney Biennale 2016 : “Childhood of an Archipelago”, “The Body of the Mountain”, “Beiguan Music at the House of Jiang”. We designed the space, and in the patio, I installed a small and site-specific version of my sound project combining frog songs and electronic textures. A tiny system was hidden in the wooden chest, with a glimpse of my amphibian collection, while home-made loudspeakers were dialoguing with ferns.
The exhibition entitled 與土地交往吧 The Land Works was shared with Huang Po-Chih 黃博志 who presented his project about lemon trees.
Vital Space, Taichung, July 29 to November 1 2017.