紀錄片 Documentary by：魏肇儀 Lauwei Wei
關於「竹圍工作室換帖去」 About “uānn-thiap: BCS on tour”
Uānn-thiap, the exchange of personal information, is also called kiat-pài. It is a Taiwanese term that refers to the folk ritual of exchanging red pieces of papers “thiap (帖)” containing the names, lunar birthdates, detailed traditional astrological attributes, and birth locations between close friends. Friends who undergo the uānn-thiap ceremony, performed in the presence of local gods, become lifelong brothers/sisters, discordant in blood ties but bonded by friendship and shared destiny.
Uānn-thiap: BCS on Tour is a team made up of Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) staff Iris Hung, Bess Lee, Bignin, artists Ho How and Lauwei, youth partner Sean Gau, and the Green Art Lab Alliance founder Yasmine Ostendorf. BCS has long focused its work on arts and the environment, community involvement, and connecting youth as well as arts/creative practitioners. Each member in Uānn-thiap: BCS on Tour contributes to the thiap of the team, bringing in his or her own experiences practicing in the arts and culture field in Taiwan. Our individual names become the formal representation, our life experiences the content, and the planned workshops as well as sharing sessions the ties that connect all together in the exchange process. We seek to share such thiap with the organizations, youth partners, and arts/creative practitioners in Indonesia and Thailand; and in exchange, bring home the thiap from our Bangkok, Jakarta, and Yogyakarta friends and brothers/sisters at the end of this trip.
BCS is an arts and culture platform that aspires to establish relationships. With the objective of “Local Action, Global Connection” in mind, BCS collaborates with a variety of international organizations, and initiates residency exchanges as well as interdisciplinary projects with our partners worldwide. Our practice allows artists in Taiwan to broaden their perspectives and experience the world. It also enables creatives to conduct experimental projects as well as pioneering research and collaborations across nations. Uānn-thiap: BCS on Tour is BCS’s first Southeast Asia exchange team. It is composed of members under the age of 35, and is funded by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan through the Project of Youth Culture Gardener Team.
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