LISTENING TO THE OVERTONES OF FISSURES: 2023 GREEN ISLAND HUMAN RIGHTS ART FESTIVAL
Group Exhibition, curated by Tsai Ming-Jiun, Chen Wei-Lun and Tsai Ping-Ju, National Human Rights Museum White Terror Memorial Park, Green Island, Taiwan
2023.05.17 - 2023.09.17
Green Island used to be a place of confinement, both politically and geographically speaking. It was not just the body that was confined but also the mind. During that period of being silenced and voiceless, the ideas and feelings in one’s mind could not be conveyed through words. In a way, color might be an outlet for escape. If speaking up is not a choice, why not expressing it in color? After all, to know a place is to perceive its colors.
I want to create a grid-style bookshelf in the shape of Green Island—it assumes the island’s contour, and at the same time, appears to be an island caught up in a net. Various books telling stories from Green Island can be found on the bookshelf. The books contain no pictures nor text, but convey the colors of the lives in black-and-white through the book titles and pages filled up by different colors.
The Colorful books for the lives in black-and-white
Paper (books), wood (bookshelf)
Bookshelf: 169 x 169 x 40 cm
Books: 10 books, 29.7 x 21 x 4.5 cm each