Performance/Participatory theatre, Taitung, Taiwan 2019
What are we really exchanging under the rapid stream called “culture exchanges”?
Performance artist Wei-Ling Hung has carried her camera and tightly lived within the community in Sam Rit village, located in Northeast (Isaan) Thailand for two months. By being engaged in one of the most important traditions, Long Boat race (Khaeng Ruea Raw), she tried to clarify the communal spirituality and physical memory in a broader sense. After coming back to Taiwan, Wei-Ling decided to experiment with her embodied memories, and transform experiences into a participatory art piece in TaiTung. Referring to Thai long boat race, she integrated materials from two contexts, and created a series of performances into three parts of a ceremony, ’Sacred’, ‘Transformation’, and ‘Departure’.
Each part will be performed in a different location. The audience are invited to take part in and finish ceremonies together. The second part, Transformation, will be presented at The Corridor Art Space, together with her visual works.
背著相機在泰國Ban Sam Rit以人類學式的觀察就地取材，在異文化的儀式之中試圖感受共通的精神性與身體記憶。同時不斷對“儀式與文化”被形式化與空泛化的現象提出疑問，回台灣後以藝術家自身為媒介，透過回憶再次轉化成藝術作品。以東北泰長舟賽為背景，洪瑋翎在台東取材，再詮釋伐木、造船、祭拜等動作。一棵樹從祭、轉生、出航將在三個地點、呈現三個階段的表演儀式，並邀請觀眾來一起完成。第二階段“轉生”，預計在台東洄廊演出、並與其他視覺作品一起展出。