The Political Theater by Chang-Ching Su
The Political Theater was my attempt to investigate how far political parties would go to secure their votes. Just like the island’s famous 7-11 stores, political parties also provide convenience services. They offer door-to-door shuttle services and free lunch-box meals for their events, which average, otherwise bored citizens gladly accept to spice up their lives.
The Inspiration and Notes for Folk-tales of the Sea and the Moon by YANG Yu-Chiao
When Chiu Cheng-Hung’s The Balcony came into sight for the first time, I naturally thought of the scene when someone looked out from behind a railing. To look out from a railing is differently from simply looking around on the beach.
Why Are Myths Necessary? Memories of the End and the Beginning of the World by Toshiaki ISHIKURA
Myths were once carved in caves and on rocks, embedded in paintings and writings, and continuously passed down through the memory of oral tradition. Taiwan’s indigenous community has also inherited the culture of sharing different myths.
Meditation of the Trail-ness: The Hidden South and the Rhizomic Extension of Spiritual Geography by GONG Jow-Jiun
After the darkest moment passed, floating fireflies began surfacing like spirits. As our bodies immersed in the tranquil air, leaves above our heads rustled, and a patch of starry sky appeared beyond the tree tops while fine and delicate glistening beads of dew could be seen around us.
An Encounter with the Landscape in Dreams by Chihiro MINATO
In the ancient time, long before human beings appeared, spirits had lent their powers to complete projects on this island. In a similar way, a southbound route, a spiritual south-link highway, was born within me, through which the moment of traveling to the next stop would soon arrive.
Married Life With Woody & Ellen by Paula Muhr
Sequences of images which present fragmentary records of ever changing day-to-day surroundings and experiences are not linear or chronological, although they are marked by recurrence of certain motifs. They follow a highly personal, associative structure which reflects my feelings of displacement.
Notes: National Geographic magazine by Lin Yi-Hsuan
Right now I am sitting in a private car owned by the manager of ICYE in Honduras. It is playing English songs in the car; I am all clean and fresh with my seat belt fastened and enjoying the air conditioning. Few minutes ago the manager drove through a couple of streets and ordered some set meals at a drive-through fast food franchise, we were discussing my following itinerary in Argentina.
Notes: An ordinary man’s confession by Lin Yi-Hsuan
I volunteered to be here in order to experience something new and different, I once felt proud with esteem as a volunteer, all the other foreign friends that I met and became acquainted in Honduras also came here to volunteer for various reasons through different routes, I was happy to be part of the voluntary team, to say that I am a volunteer and I am from Taiwan.
Notes: Miami by Lin Yi-Hsuan
I’ve been in Miami for almost a week now without any contact address and telephone number, this is the best moment to read the Collected Letters by Rainer Maria Rilke, even though what he is preaching is words and vocabularies, I’d rather think of it as being in Sophie’s World. As if he is giving me lessons across time and space, as if every letter he wrote tells me something about the situations I’m about to encounter.
I'm your vessel and you are mine.
The artist didi (b. 2006) is an emerging artist living and working in Taipei. Her practice focuses on exploring the relationship between the indoor space and the body, as well as challenging the concept of rheology in contemporary life. In correspond to the book launch, there will be an exhibition showing a selection of works featured in the book.
500 Years by Heidi Voet
The 500 years exhibition included three interrelated bodies of work that take the lifespan of a plastic bag as a historical period. Instead of looking forward, however, it looks back to link a period of history that has defined the contemporary age, from the earliest colonisation of Latin America, the Renaissance in Europe and the subsequent modernisation, industrialisation and globalization that pervade contemporary life