Chen Fei-Hao expertly combines literary and historical studies with real/temporal political conditions, discussing the relationship between the formation of ideology and historical events. He turns this material into multimedia installations comprised of imagery and sounds. Chen's work hints at three points in time when Taiwan was barraged by typhoons: from the Greater Meiji Typhoon at the end of the Meiji Era to Typhoons Gloria and Herb that occurred much later after the Second World War, he uses news reels and their broadcast forms as his artistic rendering method, re-demonstrating the important historic scars that haunt all of Taiwan's people.
Meteorological and disaster broadcasts more often than not bring a certain dramatic tension; disaster imagery and films carry a sense of vagueness. They break down our conceptions of "time" and "crisis." It's as if there is no place to produce the metaphor of promise on the illuminated screen. On the other hand, from the perspective of historical contingency, not only can natural disasters bring about fatalities, they also similarly change the developmental history of urban landscapes and the usage of local, public infrastructure.