Born in 1983 in Kaohsiung lives in Taipei, Chen Jen Pei had residency in France, Vietnam and the Philippines for food research and art works. The statement is about food how to be expressed in history and culture, as well as to explore the local conditions and customs of their own cultural differences. The summer of 2014 began a long-term project with strangers in Paris focusing on the relationship between food culture and memory.
Chen Jen Pei is selected as residency artist of Bamboo Curtain Studio "2019 International Residency Exchange Program" collaborating with Koganecho Area Management Center. Jen Pei's residency period will be from the 15th Sep. to 15th Dec. in Yokohama, Japan.
Works in residency
"Table view with Japanese ______".
From the "Golden Town" station of the Keikyu Line to the viaduct of the "Ichimo-cho" station, after the end of the Second World War, many illegal spring sellers were gathered, posing as "food and beverage outlets" and receiving workers from the coast of Yokohama Port. This area is characterized by short time and price concessions, and is called "ちょんの间" (meaning short-term behavior), especially for the special industry that was disguised as a "food and beverage outlet" in the early days, although it was about 20 Years ago, there were more than 250 illegal food and beverage outlets in the area, receiving workers from the coast of Yokohama Port.
--- This passage refers to the 2019 World Magazine _ Future City Report.
The theme of the resident village is "Table view with Japanese ______".
This empty field will be to give the audience the words they imagined.
From what thinking do we observe our city?
In what ways do we participate in our city?
What do we have memories recalling our city?
In the village plan of the Golden Town, I will invite the people to discuss their ideas with these three major ideas, write down the observations and expectations of the land in the workshop, and record their stories with the local food culture. For Yokohama, it is a taste of their lives.