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About

佛在沙灘上

Buddha on the Beach* comprises three large interactive installations, two live performances, and twelve works of visual and video art by contemporary Taiwanese artists. In tribute to Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s 1976 opera *Einstein on the Beach*, the scenography is designed as a global space, aiming to provoke dialogue between the individual works while preserving the autonomy of each. It also adapts Buddhism’s “Six Realms of Karmic Rebirth” of Hell, Hungry Ghosts (great craving and eternal starvation), Beasts (stupidity and servitude), Asura (jealousy and constant war), Humans and Deva (heavenly pleasure) as metaphors for the complex changes and global crises. The exhibition offers a poetic glimpse of the current world and invites the viewer to reflect on our current crises and the need to invent new path for humanity.

Artworks

Yi!

The back and yellow stripes are associated with the bans and prohibitions of traffic markings. To satisfy the childish desire to trample these warnings, this work was created as a rainstick with rotating shaft that the audience are invited to turn. But the sound that escapes is a little more than a feeble moan, creating an enjoyable contrast between the visu

Realm of Reverberations

In 1930, the Japanese colonial government established the Rakusei (later Losheng) Sanatorium for Lepers in what is now Xinzhuang District. The sanatorium was created to forcibly house and quarantine sufferers of Hansen's disease, and carry out the government's policies of marriage prohibition or forced sterilization. Residents were forbidden to lea

Self- Destruction for Eternity

Who decides who is good or evil? Who decides who lives or dies? Who will be the next victim? The calm before the storm: is it an illusion? Or are there dark realities and tragic flaws hidden behind the scenes? Self-Destruction for Eternity uses the engine of a videogame to record and remix images, and explore violent elements of nature and human behaviour.