To be directed by Prof. Guo-Juin Hong – more details coming soon. Undergraduate students with Chinese language skills who are interested in learning more about the project should drop us a line here.
The video below, Decolonial Taiwan, is from a separate but related project by Prof. Guo-Juin Hong and his collaborators Sega Huang, Pei-Chyi Wan, and Ying-Shun Wang. The four have been a creative team since 1999 and are co-founders of Moving Shadow Studio based in Taiwan. This piece was originally part of a larger exhibition, “Decolonial Aesthetics,” which brought together creative projects responding to the darker side of imperial globalization. “Decolonial Taiwan” is a multi-screen, multi-location installation. Footages from various historical junctures of Taiwan’s history are brought into tension—Japanese colonial/imperial war propaganda, Nationalist state-produced commercial cinema under martial law, and global art cinema in the 21st century. Though from seemingly different historical periods and political contexts, those images mimic, resonate and contend with one another in their shared circuminsular movement around the Taiwan Island. On each screen, only a partial view of the entire circular movement of those images is visible, highlighting the incomplete nature of any decolonial project still at work. This video shows portions of each video shown on each screen.