觸發改變的創意連結 Creative Collaboration as Catalyst for Change
展覽期間：9/16(六) ~9/24 (日)
開幕：09/16 (六) 17:00
閉幕：09/24 (日) 17:00
我們相信所有事情不會只有一種答案，實踐想法也不會只有一種固定的模式，透過實驗，我們不斷的在找尋不同的可能性。這幾年下來，很奇妙的是我們發現透過「共創」，提供場域和機會讓不同的人參與，從對話間理解與交流不同的意見，產出的對話其實是很豐碩。所以，換句話來說，「共創」的定義，可以不限縮在傳統合作的定義上，像是團隊合作或是夥伴合作，而更是不同背景的人在進行另類的知識生產，重點不是著重在成果的呈現，而是過程中激發思想的翻轉，進而是行動力的產生。以藝術的專業術語來說，這就是「參與式藝術Participatory Art」的一種，以設計的術語來說，就是一種「設計思考Design Thinking」。無非都是打破一言堂的論述，每個人都代表一個個體，皆可發聲，產生不同觀點。
竹圍工作室成立於1995年。從創意文化出發，以關心社會永續與生態為宗旨，以服務「創藝者」 （Creative Talent）為主要任務，提供各種資源，鼓勵藝術創作展演、研究發展、文化交流等，協助創藝者以藝術行動回饋社會。透過客製化的藝術進駐服務，竹圍工作室成為台灣重要的國際文化藝術交流平台，也是藝術新秀的培育機構。
策展人/研究者，現居台北，2010 年畢業於英國艾賽克斯大學，碩士主修畫廊研究與批判性策展。2016年成立 Nature More 本末工作室，一個透過創意推動永續生活的策展平台，目前進駐於前身是市場的新富町文化市場。並從事專案研究、撰稿、資源整合、藝術行政等多型態工作。
1. 觸發改變的創意連結 Ⅰ ──進駐藝術家作品分享
時間：9/19 (二） 17:30-19:30
2. 觸發改變的創意連結 Ⅱ ──夥伴來開講
時間：9/22 (五) 18:00-19:30
Creative Collaboration as Catalyst for Change
Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) being an art organization, has accompanied many art creatives for more than 22 years. In the recent 10 years, BCS has operated as artist-in-residency. We have worked with professional curators, artists, educators and environmentalists to examine social issues such as urban sustainability, environmental preservation and community engagement via art practices. In 2015, we proposed the vision as “Social Change” and seek to “ Share, Connect and Co-create”. we continued to deepen the idea of Social Change and entitled the program as“Creative Collaboration as Catalyst for Change”in 2016-2017. We encouraged creatives to use the idea of co-creation to trigger the possibility and imagination of social change.
We believe there is no single answer for everything and there is not one fix model to practice the idea. We keeps searching the different possibilities via experiments. After couple years, we have discovered diverse conversations through co-creation. We provide the space and opportunities to bring in different participants to understand each other and exchange different opinion through these conversations. In other words, the definition of “Co-Creation” doesn't necessarily limited in traditional cooperation, like team work. It would be more like alternative knowledge production by people who has different background. The focus is not on the presentation of the results, but in the process to stimulate the flipping of mindset, and then the driving force. In terms of artistic terminology, this is part of Participatory Art. In terms of the design terminology, this is Design Thinking. No matter how we call it. This is to break the preset statement, since each one of us represents an individual and we shall speak our voice, which together, produce the multiple perspectives that society needs.
Fei (WU Hung-Fei), the independent curator, conducted interviews and researches on the 10 selected artists (art groups) in Taiwan to elaborate how creative collaboration brings different approaches in their creation and productions between 2015-2016. The interviewees included Sandwiches Studio, YU Hao-Wei, WU Shu-Lun, WU DarKuen, WU Mali, CHANG Chun Shang PENG Hsiao-yin, TANG Huang-Chen, HUANG Jui Mao and YE Pei-Ru. These past BCS resident artists shared their stories on how to initiate their new ideas, how to develop their new experiments via artist-in-residency programs, and how that affect their own careers. The diverse experience of art practices and performance not only help them jump out of comfort zone and make transition on their own works, but also inspire the participants in their process of art engagement to switch their perspective and make changes.
In 2016, after the introduction by Shezidao Academy of Aesthetics, Bamboo Curtain Studio and Guandu Nature Park met the Scout Troop of Fuan Elementary School and developed a small program together called "Shezi Adventure" within 3 months. The Project WET has been conducted by Guandu Nature Park for many years. This is the first time they collaborated with artists to lead children to observe the water resource on their school campus, and record the surroundings through their eyes, ears and hearts, then to transform these feeling via creative ways. It encouraged them to imagine the past and the future of their hometown - Shezi from their own perspectives. Bamboo Curtain Studio invited the residency artists, like Ketemu (Indonesia), Walking grass agriculture (Taiwan) and Koh Wan Ching（Singapore）to join this project.
Guandu Nature Park and Bamboo Curtain Studio will continue to deliver these collaborative programs in elementary schools, high schools and adult education system. It tends to help the participants find out their own intimate connection with nature. Through courses in environmental education and art experience on the water issue, we hope it creates an awareness via this experience of environmental aesthetics.
It takes a long period of observation to trace the behavior change of both creatives and the participants. Artist-in-Residence focus on process, which is different from outcome-oriented exhibitions or performances. This goes back to the starting point of the project. It’s unavoidable to see culture shock while resident artists settles into unfamiliar environment. It takes time to learn from different culture and reconstruct the self-awareness, like mirror’s reflection and projection, in order to clarify the changes in themselves. These all requires time, not just for the creators, but also for participants. Each one will take different time to experience the process and it’s hard to tell the change right away.
About Bamboo Curtain Studio
Initiated in 1995, Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) has provided creative talents with space and resources to encourage them in art productions, cultural mobility, R&D, and innovation to create social value in the core of ecological and environmental sustainability. With the customized artist-in-residency services and consultation, BCS becomes the most essential institution to conduct cultural and artist exchange programs, and to incubate the new talents in art and cultural fields in Taiwan.
About WU Hung-Fei
Independent curator and researcher based in Taipei, Taiwan. 2010 Graduated from MA Gallery Studies and Critical Curating, University of Essex (UK). In 2016 She has set up Nature More Studio, a platform which promotes sustainable life through creative way. Currently, she is the resident of U-mkt, which used to be traditional market.
About Guandu Nature Park
Guandu Nature Park is located in the Guandu plain scouring by Tamsui and Keelung rivers. It is an important stopover site for migrating birds. However, the environment of wetland was destroyed by rapidly economic development of Taipei city. In order to protect the biodiversity, the conservationists from all fields made a great effort to request government to establish the reserve area. Finally, the Taipei city government set up Guandu Nature Park in 1996. Because of this history background, Guandu Nature Park commits to nature conservation, habitat maintenance¸ and appeals to everyone to protect nature through the education and art.
Platform provided by Yu-Chih Hsiao