Jen Liu presents the work The Land at the Bottom of the Sea (2023), a video composed of live-action sequences and 3D animation. It is the last chapter of Pink Slime Caesar Shift, a multi-year body of work in a variety of mediums. Throughout the project, Liu has experimented with new technologies, such as genetic engineering and food biotech, to create alternative networks for labor activism in South China.
So Wing Po presents the work The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species (2023), a constellation of various types of materials used in traditional Chinese medicine, including pomelo skin, abalone shell, and fleeceflower root, among others. These medicinal materials also serve as food for insects and a habitat for their life cycles. Insects gnaw into the medicinal plants and lay eggs in the cavities. The subsequent larvae stay inside the organic material and ultimately consume it, hollowing it out and leaving behind a powder as a trace of their endless reproductive activity.
Venue: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Curatorial team: Freya Chou, Reem Shadid, Brian Kuan Wood
Image courtesy of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.