Posted by: QQmei | January 26, 2017

謝謝當初選擇了我

By Yu- Hsuan  (“來去海口住一個月” Volunteer)

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什麼原因擔任與所學八竿子打不著的藝術季志工?
簡單的初衷:偏鄉服務與教育。

很快地四個星期過去,想來多麼自以為是。
備料好比打怪,做工有如闖關;艷陽烘烤的日子也好,狂風驟雨的天氣也罷,麻繩繞過一圈圈,柴刀舉起又落下。
破皮是家常便飯,曬黑乃必要之惡,粗糙手掌撫過橘皮也光滑,烏黑頸項讓對面男孩倒彈(閩南語)。
工作人員馬不停蹄,突發事件一波未平一波又起,團隊同聲一氣,修練應變能力。

試問這一切值得嗎?
必須聲明,駐村不僅是「服務」,更是「學習」。

一個城市女孩拖著二十八吋的行李箱步入村里,學著使用機具、處理竹材,學著拋却成見、打破習慣,學著付出與關懷。
出乎意料地,她挖掘到一個不為人知的自己。
她原本不是那麼愛笑的人,來到這裡,居民的好意令她忍俊不禁。
她原本不是那麼羊脾氣的人,生活在一起,夥伴的關照給她好心情。
她原本不是那麼容易感動的人,融入當地,一叢五梨跤的故事都能使她百感交集。

藝術家與村民們的努力,主辦單位與策展人的用心,讓我在作品完成前夕,反而失落不已,好容易養成的作息又得放棄。
想起一同吃飯打掃的情景,念及學生熱情招呼的身影,台北下著濕冷的雨也窩心。

可嘆天下沒有不散的筵席,忍住淚水不滴,用汗水向大地母親致敬。

謝謝你、妳、祢。

彧亘/小秘 2016.05.05

img_4303Thank you to all the artists around the world who submitted a proposal for the 2017 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.  The deadline was January 20, and the curator received proposals up until it was no longer January 20 anywhere in the world.
謝謝來自世界各地所有參與〈2017成龍溼地國際環境藝術節–愛行動, 愛改變〉徵件的藝術家們。 我們的徵件已在1月20日截止, 策展人也確實待件到世界各地時間轉換到1/21為止。

There were more than 181 proposals this year, and the curator will post the statistics about the entries on the Blog soon.  We are beginning to look at the proposals carefully and starting to make the selections for 2017.  We hope to have the artists selected by February 20, 2017, and the curator will email everyone who submitted to let them know the results soon after Feb. 20.
今年我們共約收到181件的提案, 待策展人統計完成後, 會儘速在部落格上公告。目前我們正一一檢視著所有的提案資料, 從中逐步篩選出進入決選的藝術家。我們預計在2月20日告知所有參選藝術家徵件結果, 並作出獲選藝術家公告。

The selected artists will come to Taiwan for the art project in Cheng Long village, Yunlin County, Taiwan, from April 13 to May 8, 2017.
獲選藝術家將在2017年4月13日~ 5月8日進駐成龍村, 和村民孩童共同進行創作。

Keep checking this Blog to get more information about the selection of the artists for 2017.
敬請持續關注這個部落格, 看看誰將成為〈成龍溼地國際環境藝術節〉的2017藝術家!

Posted by: janeingramallen | January 6, 2017

Deadline for 2017 Proposals is January 20, 2017!

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Just a reminder that the deadline for the 2017 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project is January 20, 2017. This will be the 7th year of the annual outdoor sculpture project in Cheng Lung village, Yunlin County, Taiwan. This year the invited artists will come to stay and create their site specific works from April 13 – May 8. Selected artists receive a US$2000 stipend, airfare, accommodations, food and volunteer help. The theme this year is “Take Action – Live with Change” and artists will work with local school children and volunteers to create large scale outdoor sculptures with natural and recycled materials that are eco-friendly and encourage sustainability and taking action to live with climate change. We will be reviewing emailed entries and selecting the 2017 artists by Feb. 20. For more information about what to submit see the 2017 Call for Proposals on this Blog or email Curator Jane Ingram Allen at allenrebeccajanei@gmail.com
Hope to see your entry soon!

Posted by: QQmei | November 27, 2016

MUST LOOK – 2016 Art Project Documentary Film

Hello, Dear artists,
Here is the documentary of the 2016 Chenglong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project, we believe that you can get some ideas about the art project and the site in the film. Please be sure to have a look before apply the 2017 project.  Looking forward to your proposals~ 😀

各位親愛的藝術家們,
不要忘了在參與2017成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫提案前,好好觀賞這部2016成龍溼地國際環境藝術節的記錄, 相信可以幫助您更了解這個計畫, 以及獲得在此區創作的想法. 期待您的是提案~ 😀

Posted by: QQmei | November 14, 2016

徵件公告>> Announcing the 2017 Call for Proposals

We are happy to announce the 2017 ChengLong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project. The theme for 2017 is “Take Action, Live with Change”.
我們很高興在此宣佈「2017成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫」即日起開始徵件,2017年的主題是「愛行動 ‧ 愛改變」

Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a site-specific outdoor sculpture installation that will raise public awareness and enlist people to take action and live with a changing global environment and in particular the sinking land, rising waters, strong winds, and increasingly powerful typhoons in the Cheng Long area. This year the art project aims to raise awareness about collective environmental responsibility and how people can work together in harmony with nature to rebuild and readjust to a changing environment. The artworks will emphasize the natural cycle of life: birth, life, death and then rebirth, and engage the community to take action to make the environment better for living with the changes.
歡迎世界各地的藝術家踴躍提案,以現地的戶外藝術裝置喚醒大眾,號召大家採取行動,並且尋找與變遷的全球環境共處之道,特別是成龍此區所面對的地層下陷、海平面上升、強風及威力日漸強大的颱風。本年度的藝術計畫,目標是集眾人之力,加強對環境的責任感,以及與人們共同思考如何和大自然和諧共處,重建及調勢與順息萬變之環境間的關係。藝術創作將強調生命的自然循環:誕生、成長、死亡與新生,邀請社區的人們,順應自然之道,為了更美好的環境,採取行動!

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Deadline for Applications: January 20, 2017
徵件截止日:2017年1月20日
Residency in Cheng Long, Yunlin County, Taiwan: April 13 – May 8, 2017
藝術家進駐成龍溼地創作:2017年4月13日 ~ 5月8日

Selected Artists Receive: Award of NT$60,000 (about US$2,000), airfare, accommodations, food, local transportation, volunteer help and free local natural & recycled materials.
獲選藝術家將可獲得新台幣60,000元(約美金2,000元)之獎補助金,以及機票、駐村期間食宿、交通、志工,與在地材料收集等協助。

To Apply:
Send the following by email to Curatorial Consultant, Jane Ingram Allen, allenrebeccajanei@gmail.com.  Proposals in Chinese sent to the Art Administrator, Chao-Mei Wang by chenglong.artproject@gmail.com.
1. Description of Proposed Artwork (1 page attached doc. or .pdf file)
2. Artist Statement (1 page attached doc. or .pdf file)
3. Sketch (attached .jpg file, less than 1 MB)
4. 6 images of previous works (6 attached .jpg files of less than 1 MB each)
5. Image list (attached .doc or .pdf file)
6. CV (attached .doc or .pdf file) to include name, address and nationality.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Send all 6 items as separate files. Do not put all files into 1 .pdf or .doc file, and do not use a Zip file.
申請方式:
備妥下列文件以電子郵件寄給策展顧問艾婕音allenrebeccajanei@gmail.com。中文提案請寄給藝術行政主任王昭湄chenglong.artproject@gmail.com 。
1.構想描述(A4一頁/.doc或.pdf)。
2.藝術家自述(A4一頁/.doc或.pdf)。
3.草圖(.jpg/勿超過1MB)。
4.六張過去作品影像(.jpg/每張不大於1MB)。
5.影像清單(.doc或.pdf)。
6.英文履歷(.doc或.pdf)。
<重要提醒 >以上文件請分存成6檔案。勿把所有文件存成一個doc或pdf檔案,也請不要使用Zip壓縮檔。

Please download the complete 2017 Call for Proposals, and read it carefully for all the details. You can contact Jane Ingram Allen, with any questions. For questions in Chinese, contact Ms. Chao-mei Wang.
請下載完整的徵件公告,仔細閱讀。任何疑問可與策展顧問艾婕音連絡;中文提問可洽藝術行政主任王昭湄(05-7970856)。

Call for Proposals – 2017 Chenglong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.docx
Call for Proposals – 2017 Chenglong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project .pdf
徵件公告- 2017成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫.docx
徵件公告- 2017成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫.pdf

Posted by: janeingramallen | May 1, 2016

2016 Cheng Long Wetlands Art Project OPENS

The 2016 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project Opening Weekend is happening now April 30 and May 1, 2016 in Cheng Long village, Yunlin County, Taiwan. The opening activities with the international artists continue today, Sunday, May 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 in the morning and from 2:30 to 5:30 in the afternoon.

The 6 artworks are all completed, and we invite everyone to come visit and talk with the artists today, Sunday, May 1. The artists will leave to go back to their own countries on Monday, May 2, but the artworks will remain on view in Cheng Long Wetlands until they biodegrade and go back to nature. In April 2017 we expect to have new artists coming to create new artworks. The artworks this year are created with all natural and biodegradable materials and will not pollute the water or harm the wildlife in the wetlands nature preserve area.

In 2016 Cheng Long Villagers also created an artwork this year for the 2016 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project. Their work is titled “Bridge to the Future” and creates a pathway for people to go out into the wetlands and appreciate the beauty of this place. Here is a photo of the villager’s artwork on April 30, 2016.IMG_6242-Edit1-2

Amarsaikhan Namsraijav from Mongolia created a sculpture installation titled “Moving to Dry Land – Nomadic Culture”. Here is a finished photo on April 30 of this massive artwork in the wetlands that imagines carrying the water from a very wet place such as Cheng Long Wetlands to a very dry desert area such as Mongolia.IMG_71111
Chris Lee (Li Kuei-chih) of Taiwan created a sculpture installation on, in and around an old fishing hut in Cheng Long Wetlands. His artwork is titled “2046 Relic” and it asks us to imagine what the wetlands might be like in thirty more years. This finished photo shows his artwork on April 30.IMG_71381
Elena Redaelli of Italy now living in Norway created a sculpture installation titled “All Lives of Nature” and her work is sited on, in and around the bird blind at Cheng Long Wetlands. Her many elements of this installation were created to represent the plants, animals and all life in the wetlands. Here is a photo of the finished artwork on April 30, 2016.IMG_71311
Justin Tyler Tate of Canada and now living in Finland created a sculpture installation that is floating in the water of the wetlands. His work titled “Raft Roofs” appears like roofs of houses rising from the waters, and it offers a fanciful solution for rising waters…just float to safety in the roof of your house that also is a raft. Here’s a photo of the 3 finished “raft roofs” on April 30, in Cheng Long Wetlands.IMG_62561
Claudia Aranovich of Argentina created a sculpture installation of 6 large flowers made of bamboo and natural materials. Her work is sited in the shallow water of the wetlands rising from the water. Here is a photo of Claudia’s work “Flowers for the Future” on April 30, 2016.IMG_62531

All photos here are by Timothy S. Allen (http://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com). The Cheng Long Wetlands International Art Project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen of USA, artist, art writer and curator (http://janeingramallen.wordpress.com).

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Here are a few more photos to show you how the artworks are progressing. Everyone is working hard to get the works finished and clean up around the working areas for our official opening ceremony and press conference tour of the artworks tomorrow morning, Friday, April 29 at 10 AM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The next Blog post will show the opening weekend activities and feature photos of all 6 artworks completely finished and presented to the public on April 30 and May 1 in Cheng Long Wetlands, Kohu Township, Dunlin County, Taiwan. The public is invited to come view the artworks and talk to the artists and join in some DIY activities from 2:30 to 5:30 Saturday afternoon and again on Sunday May 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 and from 2:30 to 5:30 Sunday afternoon. The artists will all leave Cheng Long village on Monday, May 2 after saying goodbye to the children at Cheng Long Elementary School.

Thank you to all the artists and the volunteers for such hard work to make these artworks. It is great to see them all almost finished! This art project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen, and it is part of the ongoing environmental education program of the Kuan Shu Environmental Education Foundation in Cheng Long village and Cheng Long Elementary School.

 

 

 

 

Photos on this Blog are by Timothy S. Allen (allentimphotos2.wordpress.com)

Everything is looking good for the Press Conference and official opening of the 2016 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project in Cheng Long, Dunlin County, Taiwan.  The opening ceremony will start at 10AM on Friday, April 29, at the site set-up under the highway overpass near the entrance to Cheng Long Wetlands.  Then the artists and curator Jane Ingram Allen will lead a tour for the press and guests to view all the 2016 artworks.  Each artist will speak for a few minutes about the artwork they created, and the artist’s volunteer will translate for the audience.  There will be opportunities for questions and interaction with the artists.

The public opening with DIY activities will be on Saturday, April 30, 2:30 – 5:30 in the afternoon and Sunday, May 1, 9:30 to 11:30 in the morning and 2:30 to 5:30 in the afternoon.  Visitors can chat with each of the artists and do some creative activity at each artwork site.  Volunteers will be available to guide the visitors and help to translate.

Thank you to the 2016 international artists and their volunteers:

Artist:  Amarsaikhan Namsraijav (Amar)  – Mongolia

Volunteer:  Phoenix

Artist:  Claudia Aranovich – Argentina

Volunteer: Yu-hsuan

Artist: Elena Redaeilli – Italy

Volunteer:  Yen-ju

Artist: Justin Tyler Tate – Canada

Volunteer:  Molly (Momo)

Artist:  Chris Lee (Lee Kuei-chih) – Taiwan

Volunteer:  Gigi

Artist: Cheng Long Villagers Team – Taiwan

Volunteer:  Hannah

Amar working on cart IMG_508243 Amar making cart IMG_506842 Amar putting cart together IMG_492210 Amar volunteers help make container IMG_506741 Amar's containers almost finished IMG_492512 Chris almost finished IMG_48861 chris artwork front entrance to hut IMG_48912 Chris gate finished IMG_48953 Chris making monsters IMG_510446 Claudia big flower IMG_495218 Claudia volunteers making flower IMG_501332 Curator, Chao mei and Claudia discuss placing flowers IMG_496220 Elena and Jane at Elena artwork IMG_504338 Elena close up working IMG_503236 Elena detail of column IMG_498925 Elena with jelly fish IMG_497322 Elena working more on bird blind IMG_501734 fishing hut owner looking at Chris dragon pipe IMG_499928

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin almost finished IMG_49026 justin and volunteer work in wetlands IMG_504539 justin putting on roof IMG_495117 justin raft roof with bird IMG_49015 Villager's artwork almost finished IMG_49109 villagers making another bench IMG_506140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These photos show the artists and artworks just a few days before the opening.  The next post after the weekend will have photos of the finished works and the opening activities.  Thanks also to Timothy S. Allen (http://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com,) who takes all the photos for this Blog.

 

The 5 international artists selected for the 2016 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project (Amar from Mongolia, Claudia from Argentina, Elena from Italy, Justin from Canada, Chris Lee from Taiwan) and a team of Cheng Long Villagers are really working hard with their volunteers, children and villagers helping out to finish all the big outdoor environmental sculptures by the opening press conference on Friday morning, April 29 at 10AM. Everything is looking good for the finish!

It is now hot and sunny in Cheng Long village, and we are hoping the weather continues to be good for the public opening weekend activities on Saturday April 30 from 2:30 to 5:30PM and on Sunday May 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM and again on Sunday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 PM. Everyone is invited to come out that weekend to chat with the artists about their artworks and to participate in a DIY (Do It Yourself) art activity with each artist at their site around Cheng Long Wetlands.

Here are some photos showing how the artworks are looking now and the progress being made. It also shows some of the public participation with children, volunteers and village people helping the artists. We are all enjoying the warm hospitality of the village and the wonderful seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables in Cheng Long village. Thank you everyone from Jane Ingram Allen, Curator of the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.  Photos here are by Timothy S. Allen (http://allentimephotos2.wordpress.com)

Amar class splitting recycled bamboo IMG_289529 Amar tying his big water container IMG_310257 Amar's big water containers taking shape IMG_28067 Amar's class helps tie his artworkIMG_303448 Chris artwork grows across the water to small land IMG_27973 Chris makes a bamboo gate for the fishermen at his artwork IMG_309155 chris village volunteer helps make a fence and gate IMG_308654 Claudia and her class working together IMG_303147 Claudia and kids make flower center IMG_293133 claudia makes another big flower IMG_283515 Elena and 6th grader gathering materials IMG_294835 Elena installing her artwork on bird blindIMG_283817 Elena volunteer weaving basket shape Elena's 6th graders collecting materialschris 1st grader makes structure for his artwork IMG_296439Justin working in the wetlands IMG_283314 Justin's class makes lanterns from recycled cans IMG_297841 Justin's class walking to wetlands to help the artist IMG_288726 Justin's raft roofs, floor almost finished, waiting for roofsIMG_27952 village woman brings bubble milk tea for artists and volunteers IMG_309456 villager's artwork and bridge roof beginning IMG_285420 villager's artwork and one of the main workers IMG_28025

 

The weather has been much better recently in Cheng Long village, Yunlin County, Taiwan, and we are all happy there is no more rain these days and a lot of the water is drying up.  The artists and volunteers have continued to work very hard to get the environmental artworks finished by the opening on April 29.  The public opening activities will be during the weekend of April 30 and May 1, and each international artist will have some sort of DIY (Do It Yourself) activity at their site in the wetlands to engage people and chat with visitors.  Watch this Blog and our Facebook page for more information and details about the opening weekend activities for the 2016 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.

The artists selected for the project this year are making works on the theme “Meet the Future in Cheng Long – The Next 30 Years”.   For this year’s art project we are happy to have Amar from Mongolia, Claudia from Argentina, Elena from Italy, living in Norway, Justin from Canada, living in Finland and Chris Lee from Taiwan.  This year for the first time a team of Cheng Long villagers is also creating an artwork.

Here are some photos of each artist’s work showing the progress they are making.  A big thank you to all the hard working artists and the volunteers.  Also, to the many volunteers and children in Cheng Long village who come out to help the artists.

Elena on 4:19 IMG_162161 Justin on 4:19IMG_160055 Amar detail on 4:19 IMG_157650 Amar on 4:19 IMG_157049 villlagers artwork on 4:19 IMG_154744 Elena detail on 4:19 IMG_154343 Chris on 4:19IMG_150534 chris detail on 4:19 IMG_149130 Claudia on 4:19 one flower IMG_145923 Claudia detail tying on 4:19 IMG_144221 Elena detail on 4:19 closer IMG_140611 Amar detail on 4:19 IMG_13897 Jane and Amar talk in wetlands on 4:19 IMG_13836 bird on Justin's roof raft IMG_122652 many working together to move Justin's 2nd raft IMG_116244 villagers detail on 4:18IMG_098016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep watching this Blog to see the finished artworks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos here are by Timothy S. Allen (http://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com).  This art project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen (http://janeingamallen.wordpress.com) from USA.  Jane first came to Taiwan in 2004 with a Fulbright grant and has lived and worked as a full-time resident in Taiwan from 2004 – 2012.

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