Posted by: QQmei | April 24, 2017

The 2017 ChengLong Art Project is in Full Swing 

The 2017 Chenglong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project “Take Action, Live with Change” has reached its 10th day. This year we have seven groups of artists creating their artworks around ChengLong Wetlands: Rob from Scotland, Inga from Georgia, Annechien and Gert-Jan from Holland, Piotr from Poland, Jane and Hui-Ying from Taiwan, and the Community Development Association from Chenglong Village.
2017成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫「愛行動,愛改變」邁入第十天,今年總共有七組藝術家在成龍溼地創作,分別是來自蘇格蘭的Rob、喬治亞的Inga、荷蘭的雙人組Annechien和Gert-Jan、波蘭的Piotr、台灣的劉臻和蔡慧盈,以及成龍社區發展協會。

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4/13藝術家抵達雲林高鐵站,還巧遇雲林縣文化處副處長。The artists arrived at HSR Yunlin Station on April 13th and bumped into the Deputy Director of Cultural Affairs Bureau, Yunlin County Government

In the first week we spent some time preparing tools and materials. While waiting for the new bamboos to arrive, we went to the seashore to pick up driftwood bamboos. Since there are also several artworks to be set in the wetlands this year, the artists considered carefully about the load carrying capacity and buoyancy of old and new bamboos. They tested out different skills and techniques to make sure they can make sturdy structures.
第一週大家花了一些時間準備需要的工具和材料。等待新竹材抵達的同時,我們也到海邊去撿拾漂流的竹子,因為今年也將有多件作品裝置在溼地裡頭,藝術家非常仔細地估量新舊竹材的載重和浮力,也嘗試尋找適合的工法讓作品的架構更牢固。

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到海邊撿竹子。口湖鄉清潔隊幫了很多忙。The cleaning squadron helped the artists to pick up and transport bamboos at the seashore

In order to acquaint the artists with the natural materials they are likely to use, we visited a bamboo master in Hu-wei to learn the techniques of making traditional bamboo furniture. The artists and volunteers also had a local tour to Yunlin Story House in Hu-wei, and celebrated the Matzu Festival with crowds in Beigang.
為了幫助藝術家更加熟悉創作用的自然素材,我們到虎尾拜訪了竹藝師傅,學習傳統的卡榫技法和處理竹子的技巧,也順便參訪虎尾的雲林故事館和北港迓媽祖慶典,讓藝術家充分感受雲林的在地特色。

At the moment, all the materials and tools are ready. Every group has been working hard on their art creations. On April 20th, the artists conducted their first “ocean course” for the students of the 1st to the 5thgrades in Cheng Long Elementary School. The children were excited and curious about their artists. They asked a lot of questions with the volunteers’ assistance; some can even tell the characteristics of their artists’ hometowns because they have carefully read the “culture books” specifically made for each artist. In response to the kids’ enthusiasm, the artists also introduced their own culture, special food and games.
目前材料和工具都已經準備就緒,各組的創作都如火如荼進行中。4月20日這天,一到五年級的藝術家為成龍國小的小朋友上了第一次的「海洋課程」,面對台下興奮又好奇的小朋友,藝術家法寶傾囊而出,介紹自己國家的文化、特色食物和遊戲,在志工的協助下,小朋友問了藝術家很多問題,有的小朋友甚至已經把「世界書」看得很熟,可以說出藝術家的國家有哪些名人或特色。

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Every year this art project has some routine schedules such as picking up artists at the train station, organizing welcome parties, helping the artists to collect materials and making artworks. This year we are fortunate to get very much help from villagers and the Yunlin county government, including pick-up service, arrangements of programs and food for the welcome parties, preparations for various facilities and tools, etc. For example, we got many tasty food dishes provided by Kouhu Township Office as well as by the villagers at the welcome party, which thus became an indigenous food show. In addition, there are more groups of artists than the past, and many of the artworks this year are large. Therefore we obtained more assistance from villagers than usual. In fact, every effort counts during the process. This also corresponds to the theme for the 2017 ChengLong Art Project “Take Action, Live with Change.” Just be the change you want to see. We’re looking forward to more people joining to help with the artworks in the following days!
每年藝術季都有些例行事項,像是幫藝術家接機、舉辦成龍國小和村子的歡迎會、協助藝術家蒐集材料、幫忙藝術家跟志工製作作品等。今年成龍村民熱情支援接機,歡迎會也都是由成龍國小的小朋友和村民自己主持的;歡迎會上的豐盛菜餚由鄉公所共襄盛舉,提供雲林在地特色料理,加上成龍村民的各家手路菜,簡直就把歡迎會變成了美食大展。因為今年藝術家組數較多,又有好幾件大型作品,來自村民的生活用品和工具支援也更多,像是出借房子、家具、腳踏車、電鑽、梯子等等,每個人的付出,都讓事情更順利了一點點,正好呼應今年藝術季的主題「愛行動,愛改變」,用行動參與相挺,點滴匯聚,就能創造改變。各組藝術家和志工持續努力製作作品中,希望接下來有更多人出來一起幫忙!

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