somewhere in between: taipei, 2014
Two-screen video installation with sound, TRT 16 min.
Sound Recordings and Sound Design: Yannick Dauby
Participants: Fiona Chang, Lucie Chen, Eva Fang, Lian Hu, Allen Huang, Phatty Kuo, Ying Qi-Min, Sophie Ping-Ya Hsu, Chih Si, Derick Tai, Raven Weng
Book100 pages, 4.33 x 4.33 inches, 11 x 11 cm
This video and book project presents a look at the physical and cultural landscape of Taipei inquiring about feelings of place, identity and belonging. Although the video alludes to the traditions of documentary and ethnographic film, during post-production I utilized non-linear poetic strategies, including montage, multiple projections, un-synching and looping. Following the video’s random structure, the book is assembled in a flow that overlaps images of landscapes, urban space and human activities.The project’s open form calls audiences to find relationships between the screens or the book pages taking into account interior and exterior, stillness and movement, public and private, near and far, East and West.
Made in part with the support of AIR Taipei and an Inventing in Artist Grant from the Center of Cultural Innovation.