I am born at Taiwan, a 36 thousand sq ft island located in East Asia and North-west Pacific Ocean. Since I live on an island, I grow a sense of belongingness to the ocean. Furthermore, perhaps it is because of the nature of island resident, I always love to travel around, which is like a boat driving around on the vast ocean. I am always intrigued by the in-between status between departure and arrival. What is the most interesting may probably be some unexpected happenings during the journey!
“La~La~La~ the Islet” is the artwork I created during my 2011 artist-in-residence project at Réunion, on the west Indian Ocean and as a part of Madagascar under Austronesia. Réunion, sharing similar colonial history as Taiwan has, is an oversea region of France and has very diverse cultures as other Austronesia islands have. On this island, there are muslin Arabians, Indians, French, Hakka from China Guangdong, China, and Creole people. In this artwork, I fight with a Creole and an Indian at Salazie, a beautiful valley where people hided during war time as well as the “last holy land” in my eye, which symbolizes the wars of colonial era. I also play Chinese ribbons in front of French style building and mosque to indicate the fusion among multi-cultures. Extending from my consisting creational style, I create the “La~La~La~ the Islet” project with performance and video art.
I often dress up like a monster with magic power, fairy, or wicked woman. Either in a civilized city or the wild natural world as the background or stage, I conduct in happening art form with a child playing-like primitive instinct and later they are present as artworks in the form of video art.