"Made In Taiwan" Project
"Taiwan - My Home" Exhibit
"Taiwan - My Home,"
National Day Celebration Exhibition, October 16-17, 2004, in front of
the Presidential Office Building and October 18-25, at Hua Shan Arts District,
this exhibition to celebrate the national holiday of Taiwan, Jane was
one of 11 artists invited to make a large scale public art installation
with the theme of "Taiwan-My Home." The exhibition was
administered by the Rich Art and Culture Company and funded by the Council
for Cultural Affairs. The artworks were made using a steel framework
in a basic house shape about 6' x 10'. Jane created a "Made
in Taiwan" house using bamboo, leaves and natural materials along
with handmade paper. The bamboo framework of the house was made
in collaboration with Taiwanese bamboo artist Wang, Dan Lu. The
bamboo framework was covered with handmade paper made by public participants
during the exhibition. Viewers were invited to write a message about
"Taiwan-My Home" on the paper walls of the house. Some
of Jane's "Taiwan Site Maps" were displayed inside the house.
Jane set up
a papermaking workshop outside her house with the help of some Taiwanese
artist friends. The papermaking workshops were from 1-4 pm on Oct. 16
and 17 at the Presidential Office Building exhibition site and on Oct.
23 and 24, 1-4
pm at the Hua Shan exhibition site. Jane invited visitors to make
a sheet of paper from plant materials of Taiwan to contribute to the "building"
of the house. Jane's "Made in Taiwan House" continued
to change over the course of the exhibition with participation by the
public and by the actions of nature such as wind and rain. Jane
was pleased to have Dr. Chen, Chairperson of the Council for Cultural
Affairs, visit the exhibition on Oct. 16 and write "New Formosa"
on the handmade paper. Follow this link for the CCA's website in Chinese
for the" Made in Taiwan" project, "Made
In Taiwan" Project.
July 5, 2005
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