This time, i am working as an artist to discuss about the unfamiliar nostalgia happening on my own stories.
I never mentioned my family members who lived in Tainan’s mountain area would have any relationship with Indigenious Taiwanese or Taiwanese aborigines. Although my grandmother has a special family name: 兵 Bing (means soldier), ans they often go to Christian church, I still feel I am living in a Han Chinese lifestyle.
Until last September in 2012, my friend who studies and works on Taiwan Studies, asked me I’m Indigenious Taiwanese or not. Because of my curiosity, I decided to start a series of research and filed works about my family background. At the end, I find out I am a Sirayan (an ethnic group of Taiwanese Plains Aborigines)!! When I was a child, people usually thought I am an indigenious, I never imagined it would be a TRUTH!! However, I’m still thinking about what really happened: Is the identification as a Sirayan is just a symbol, the symbol makes enter the symbolic system which controlled by scholars and politicians? Or it means something more, something more deeply for me?
In this exhibition, we have two art spaces for displaying.
On the other hand, the second art space is Longtan Literature Museum. Where is the important place for the development of Taiwanese Literature (Taiwanese Literature), and built under Japanese-occupied period.
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