Insert into ‘Location’=an(25.09670, 121.51657)
There is a song circulating in the mountains, the song contains the memories of ancestors’ migration history, and each tribal community sings its own migration song. In this work, we use a similar sentiment to investigate our own unique migration history. The journey along the multiple pathways and rivers leads to where we are together. The ‘an’ is the locative term in many Austronesian languages, (25.09670, 121.51657) is the google map pin for the location of the National Taiwan Science Education Center. This is reflected in the artwork Insert into ‘Location’=an(25.09670, 121.51657) which incorporates the technique of optical illusion to create visual movements and performance art to express the artists’ individual migration history. Nowadays, the information between the names of places and ancient and/or Indigenous place names are disconnected. The work asks: are the place names just a meaningless representation, and what information does a name reveal?
Chih-Ting KUO specializes in visual art and graphic design; she graduated with a Master’s degree in Visual Communication from the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. Her art practice focuses on daily life experiences; she is known for creating Moirè patterns in her work.
Ciwas Tahos (Anchi Lin) is of Atayal nation, a plngawan descendent who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in New Media Art and is part of an Indigenous-led art collective called Land-mountain.land which was established in 2021.
Vava Isingkaunan is of Bunun nation, Takbanuaz descendant and is pursuing a master’s degree in Architecture and Cultural Heritage. He is also part of the Indigenous-led art collective called Land-mountain.land