Going Back I     single channel video  sound, colour, single channel, 16’12”  Taiwan/ Hong Kong 2017 Winter    Storyteller, Nac Hijiyu  Sound Artist, Benjamin Ryser  Media Artist, Dorothy WONG Ka Chung    Screening  Screening and Sharing,  Intermissio n, Hong Kong "Taroko Artist Residency Project Screening + Artists Sharing"  Screening,  Asia Society , Hong Kong "Hong Kong Art Week - Art Symposium : Asia: New Frontiers in the Art World", curated by 2nd Annual  Hong Kong Art Gallery Association      Going Back I  introduces a woman reflecting on experiences of home and displacement as a member of the Truku tribe in Taiwan. The Truku people were one of the last indigenous tribes in Taiwan that maintained traditional life in their mountain homeland until the early 80ies. At that time, the Taiwanese government forced them to relocate from their mountain homeland due to the instalment of a National Park. They now live at the foot of that same mountain, living a precarious existence, only being granted a commercialised folklore visibility, which mainly serves tourism.  The relocation heavily impacted the Truku community. Those who try to maintain the connection to their ancestral land, face an arduous life, constantly traveling up and down the mountain, living an existence that is suspended between two worlds.  The narrator’s voice is counterpointed by a series of moving images and a soundscape composition, both composed from footage taken in the village and in the National Park.  The video was made after a two-months residency, where o!sland stayed with members of the Truku tribe. o!sland used the residency time to share life with the local people, to listen and learn. The video speaks about the situation of the Truku community as well as the friendship that developed between us during that time.   Going Back I  was conceived as a single channel video and sound installation that immerses the visitor into a dense environment which recalls the inner and outer landscapes of the Truku community.  Going Back I  is also a part of an ongoing community art project (2017- present) in  Tree Tree Tree Person Taroko Arts Residency  (https://treetreetreeperson.me/) that includes several video/sound works, site-specific installations and community events.
       
     
       
     
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 Screening,  Asia Society , Hong Kong "Hong Kong Art Week - Art Symposium : Asia: New Frontiers in the Art World", curated by 2nd Annual  Hong Kong Art Gallery Association   photos by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association  
       
     
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    Going Back I     single channel video  sound, colour, single channel, 16’12”  Taiwan/ Hong Kong 2017 Winter    Storyteller, Nac Hijiyu  Sound Artist, Benjamin Ryser  Media Artist, Dorothy WONG Ka Chung    Screening  Screening and Sharing,  Intermissio n, Hong Kong "Taroko Artist Residency Project Screening + Artists Sharing"  Screening,  Asia Society , Hong Kong "Hong Kong Art Week - Art Symposium : Asia: New Frontiers in the Art World", curated by 2nd Annual  Hong Kong Art Gallery Association      Going Back I  introduces a woman reflecting on experiences of home and displacement as a member of the Truku tribe in Taiwan. The Truku people were one of the last indigenous tribes in Taiwan that maintained traditional life in their mountain homeland until the early 80ies. At that time, the Taiwanese government forced them to relocate from their mountain homeland due to the instalment of a National Park. They now live at the foot of that same mountain, living a precarious existence, only being granted a commercialised folklore visibility, which mainly serves tourism.  The relocation heavily impacted the Truku community. Those who try to maintain the connection to their ancestral land, face an arduous life, constantly traveling up and down the mountain, living an existence that is suspended between two worlds.  The narrator’s voice is counterpointed by a series of moving images and a soundscape composition, both composed from footage taken in the village and in the National Park.  The video was made after a two-months residency, where o!sland stayed with members of the Truku tribe. o!sland used the residency time to share life with the local people, to listen and learn. The video speaks about the situation of the Truku community as well as the friendship that developed between us during that time.   Going Back I  was conceived as a single channel video and sound installation that immerses the visitor into a dense environment which recalls the inner and outer landscapes of the Truku community.  Going Back I  is also a part of an ongoing community art project (2017- present) in  Tree Tree Tree Person Taroko Arts Residency  (https://treetreetreeperson.me/) that includes several video/sound works, site-specific installations and community events.
       
     

Going Back I

single channel video

sound, colour, single channel, 16’12”

Taiwan/ Hong Kong 2017 Winter

Storyteller, Nac Hijiyu

Sound Artist, Benjamin Ryser

Media Artist, Dorothy WONG Ka Chung

Screening

Screening and Sharing, Intermission, Hong Kong
"Taroko Artist Residency Project Screening + Artists Sharing"

Screening, Asia Society, Hong Kong
"Hong Kong Art Week - Art Symposium : Asia: New Frontiers in the Art World", curated by 2nd Annual Hong Kong Art Gallery Association

Going Back I introduces a woman reflecting on experiences of home and displacement as a member of the Truku tribe in Taiwan. The Truku people were one of the last indigenous tribes in Taiwan that maintained traditional life in their mountain homeland until the early 80ies. At that time, the Taiwanese government forced them to relocate from their mountain homeland due to the instalment of a National Park. They now live at the foot of that same mountain, living a precarious existence, only being granted a commercialised folklore visibility, which mainly serves tourism.

The relocation heavily impacted the Truku community. Those who try to maintain the connection to their ancestral land, face an arduous life, constantly traveling up and down the mountain, living an existence that is suspended between two worlds.

The narrator’s voice is counterpointed by a series of moving images and a soundscape composition, both composed from footage taken in the village and in the National Park.

The video was made after a two-months residency, where o!sland stayed with members of the Truku tribe. o!sland used the residency time to share life with the local people, to listen and learn. The video speaks about the situation of the Truku community as well as the friendship that developed between us during that time.

Going Back I was conceived as a single channel video and sound installation that immerses the visitor into a dense environment which recalls the inner and outer landscapes of the Truku community. Going Back I is also a part of an ongoing community art project (2017- present) in Tree Tree Tree Person Taroko Arts Residency (https://treetreetreeperson.me/) that includes several video/sound works, site-specific installations and community events.

       
     
 Screening and Sharing,  Intermissio n, Hong Kong "Taroko Artist Residency Project Screening + Artists Sharing"
       
     

Screening and Sharing, Intermission, Hong Kong
"Taroko Artist Residency Project Screening + Artists Sharing"

IMG_1148copy.jpg
       
     
 Screening,  Asia Society , Hong Kong "Hong Kong Art Week - Art Symposium : Asia: New Frontiers in the Art World", curated by 2nd Annual  Hong Kong Art Gallery Association   photos by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association  
       
     

Screening, Asia Society, Hong Kong
"Hong Kong Art Week - Art Symposium : Asia: New Frontiers in the Art World", curated by 2nd Annual Hong Kong Art Gallery Association

photos by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association  

 photos by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association  
       
     

photos by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association  

 photos by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association  
       
     

photos by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association