I use my body to draw an island
- 2023/07/11 - 2023/10/01
- Taoyuan Children's Art Center (Bade)
The concept behind the exhibition “I Use My Body to Draw an Island” was inspired by life drawing, as in seeing through our eyes and documenting with our hands. Is it possible for us to observe the changes around us through different bodily senses? In Blue Period, Japanese cartoonist Yamaguchi Tsubasa mentioned, “The sceneries before us are more than what we see, but is layered by different histories, cultures, trends, and people, shaping into the view before us.”
We often use our senses to experience change, such as discerning the time of the land through the colors of the sky, using our eyes and hands to touch plants, water, and mud, and sensing the shifts in the temperature with our bodies. In the past, painting has documented the people and sceneries of different times and developed varying expressions of time and space. This exhibition invites artists including Tuan Mu, Kuo I-Chen, Hsu Ting-Jane, Tu Wei-Cheng, Peng Yi-Hsuan, Tang Ya-Wen, and Wei Po-Jen to make observations of their surroundings through different methods, using different mediums to create bodily experiences, depict scenes that are easily overlooked, and propose questions toward society through creativity. In the exhibition, we invite visitors to transform their bodies into pens, illustrate our island, and immerse themselves in a sensory journey that resembles island hopping when viewing the works.