The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) opens its gallery to environmentally and socially concerned artists in its latest exhibition, Micro Micro Revolution. Led by Associate Curator Lu Pei-yi, this new presentation explores the power of art as a vehicle to address social change in Taiwan through three socially-engaged art projects. These ongoing process-based, participative works address key environmental issues from the region including land-use, pollution and sustainability, and act as a form of resistance and a platform for exchange. We speak to CFCCA Director Zoe Dunbar and Pei-yi ahead of tonight’s preview launch to discuss the ideology behind the project and the challenges of curating artworks with a transitory nature.
From 3 July to 6 September 2015 the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in Manchester, England, is presenting “Micro Micro Revolution” (2015), an immersive, interactive exhibition celebrating three socially-engaged art projects led by Taiwanese artists. Among its artists is Huang Po-Chih, who on 25 June 2015 was named on the shortlist of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART: Award for Emerging Artists 2015.
竹圍工作室在2009年度申請藝術介入空間的「上善若水」計劃案，特別邀請日本相關領域藝術家前來指導並給予建議。 後藤玲子（Reico Goto）女士在日本東京出生、成長，她在美國卡內基‧美隆大學創意工作室工作十年後，開始跟隨葛雷思藝術學校的安‧道格拉斯Anne Douglas教授，攻讀蘇格蘭亞伯丁的葛雷思藝術學校（Grays School of Art）的博士班，並在其「邊境研究室On the Edge」研究。她目前正在研究人與樹的互動關係，去年也曾經來台，針對藝術作為農村永續發展的策略作發表，提供發展建議。 在竹圍工作室所辦理「與河共舞：藝術作為環境永續發展的策略」國際座談會中，後藤玲子介紹了她所參與執行的美國案例－「匹茲堡三條河第二自然計畫」。匹茲堡位於阿勒格尼河（Allegheny）和莫農加希拉河（Monongahela）的合流處，兩河在此匯集成俄亥俄河。就最簡單的層面來看，有兩種性質的主要思維：第一種曠野或土地的想法，假設不受人類發展的影響；另一種則是文化景觀的想法，處處受人類之影響。匹茲堡如同第二種性質的代表，因從1800年代末期開始，即已受到過度工業化開發的影響，環境受到嚴重的污染。
Timbil is invite by the Bamboo Curtain Studio for a two months residency. During his residency, he works closely with local elementary and middle school science teacher and provides fun workshops for the students. He demonstrates “the Micam” that turn an inexpensive webcam into an electronic microscope that allows the students to study the microorganism of the Plum Tree Creek. For the middle school, he creates the fish caller workshop for students to test out on the Plum Tree Creek.
Online version of Art as Environment - A Culture Action at the Plum Tree Creek Map