Howl Space, Tainan City
Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei City
Datong and Dali, Taroko National Park, Hualien County
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1st Event: Tainan City
22/07/2017, 4am-4pm, Howl Space
2nd Event: Taipei City
29/07/2017, 4am-4pm, Taipei Contemporary Art Center
3rd Event: Hualien County
05/08/2017-06/08/2017, Datong and Dali, Taroko National Park
Artists & Artistic Groups: Ania Varez (VE), Hannah Sullivan
(UK), O!sland (Dorothy WONG Ka Chung, Eva LIN Yingchi, Benjamin RYSER) (HK, CN, CH), Nina Willimann & Mayumi Arai (CH, JP), Sheaf+Barley (UK)
“I like to sing in front of Mt. Sanchiaochui in the morning.” the eighty-seven-year-old Taroko tribe leader said.
Tree Tree Tree Person — Taroko Arts Residency Project II is a para-curatorial practice of contemporary performance which aims to question the meaning of public space by comparing the relationship among human and nature creatures. In these comparison, we could ask ourselves that the role of nature creatures in our society. Are they our accessories, entertainment supplies, or partners? Obviously, before making a consequence of identifying the meaning of public space, we would be better to judge the autonomy of animals and plants in different spaces and preform performances whose audiences are natural creatures and things. These would benefit the discussion and provide us an alternative perspective for the theme of this project.
In 2017, the project invites five artistic groups to stay in Taroko for one and a half months. During the period of residence, they will live with the aborigines in the natural environment and learn how to interact with nature. After that, they will perform their contemporary performance works to reply the theme of the para-curatorial practice –the relationship of human and nature in the public space. Therefore, in the sense of coupling art with nature, the audience will experience the artistic work with a type of autonomy from national park and help them to compare it with that form human society into the discussion of the meaning of public space accordingly.
Three special performances will debut. Looks forward to meet with eagle, barking deer, pangolin and you!
Sponsored by Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government and National Culture and Arts Foundation
Special thanks to Datong and Dali Women Association, Grass Arts Academy, Howl Space, Sen-Sen Yin, and Taipei Contemporary Art Center