Resident Artist Lin, Yen-Ju: Stream may be...... Pillow, Stone can Rinse......—Lin, Yen-Ju Solo Exhibition | 4.04-4.19
Open hours│Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00
Location│Bamboo Curtain Studio, The Coop
Community Forum│2015.3.28 13:00-15:00
Panelist | Kuo, Wei-Chih
Venue | Zhuwei Todi Gong Temple (about 50m into Minzu Rd. Alley 17)
Exhibition forum│2015.4.10 18:00-20:00
Panelists | Takamori Nobuo, Chang Li-Hao
Venue | Bamboo Curtain Studio, The Coop
“Stream may be...... Pillow, Stone can Rinse......” is 2015 Bamboo Curtain Studio's New Emerging Artist Lin Yen-Ju’s two-month residency project. In the project, Lin attempted to find and create ways to connect with the land despite of the region’s contemporary congregate housing plans.
In the past, Lin has had three years experience of living in Zhuwei.
Albeit having lived there for a while, she had little knowledge of the natural and humanistic environment of the locality; this ignited the artist’s desire to further connect with the land she resides in.
“Stream may be...... Pillow, Stone can Rinse......” is implemented in two phases:
First, Lin learned about the experience of living in Zhuwei through interviews with local residents; the artist then attempted to trace and piece together the alteration process that gradually took place in the region and its narrative.
Through a renewed understanding of the locality, Lin developed several "domestic installations" as attempts to compensate the mind through temporary retreats to nature within the concrete jungle residential styles that has become of the regional environment.
Born in 1989 in Taichung, Taiwan, Lin graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts, Department of Fine Arts, and currently studies at the Taipei National University of the Arts MFA Program in New Media Arts. She lives and works in Taipei.
Lin works with various mediums, including painting, video, mixed media, installation, seeking compensation for existence and memory through different forms; her works often embody a historical sense of the contemporary. She often focuses on the cultural codes embedded in the environment, architecture and images, reflecting through her work signs of the other collaged into the subjectivity of her own culture. She also attempts to realize in her works a 'safe haven' for retreat when personally confronted with the internal desire to escape from reality; this internal ideal and the surrounding reality form a contrasting relationship, illustrating the complex paradoxes the artist shows for reality, therefore, affording the geographical indicators within her works a sense of distant familiarity.