【“超~ 連結”特別企畫】
來去成龍過中秋,重修藝術創作! 

 

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這座在2016年由成龍村長輩們徒手打造的藝術作品《連結》,幾經風雨後,步道面板多處變形、部分基柱有安全之虞,幾經討論,老人家信誓旦旦:「重修就好!」我們心裡想著:「重修舊好!」因為它是那麼的重要!是長輩給孩子們的禮物、村民邀約訪客的橋樑!

我們決定在重修時給它新的面貌及任務!它將不再只是一件作品,而是一座踏實的橋,每個人都可以藉由他走向大自然的懷抱。因緣找到一批舊料,依據這批舊木料的尺寸,我們將會把橋的寬度微調。不變的是,村民們還是會秉持手工打造,親手孕育這座橋。

然而,老人家們可不再經得起那麼多戶外工作。我們急需青壯志工!需要體力佳、有耐性、最好能略懂木工、對各種粗活兒、細活兒甘之如飴的朋友一起加入!當然~ 也邀請你一起來成龍村過個不一樣的中秋節!趁機和大自然及自己重修舊好!

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時間2018年9月21日(抵達)~9月29日(離開)

需求人手8 位 (報名至9/15止, 若報名人數過多, 會於9/16公告錄取名單!)

活動費用全免。由文化部、農委會林務局、雲林縣政府專案補助。(無誠者勿試!)

食宿共食+宿營。在成龍村最不用擔心吃!我們除了會與成龍社區「長青食堂」搭伙外,也邀請大家共同下廚。這個季節是海鮮的產季,應該有機會參與到收穫的喜悅或失落(哈)。住宿會幫大家安排在民宅或臨近民宿通鋪,或許心血來潮我們可以在門口埕露營(聽說以前夏天酷熱時,大家會把床推出來在外面睡覺呢!),請自備睡袋及盥洗用具。讓我們一起來享受早睡早起、勞動健身、營養豐富的一周吧!

志工任務與村民志工協力,認真協助《連結》的修復工作。

報名注意事項請務必有腳踏實地、揮汗勞動的決心,外加暫別手機網路的勇氣!保持彈性、心胸開闊,用生命裡的一周時光,好好來體驗台灣西南小漁村的生活。

——————下定決心!和自己重修舊好~ 就”來去成龍過中秋”吧!———————

請下載報名表:2018 來去海口過中秋 重修舊好藝術創作 – 志工報名表 .doc

簡章+報名表:2018 來去海口過中秋 重修舊好藝術創作 — 志工召募簡章及報名表.pdf

Posted by: QQmei | May 30, 2018

2018 Farewell Party at Chenglong Elementary School

This video shows you the last day of the residency of the 2018 Chenglong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project……

On Monday, May 14, the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project artists and volunteers went to Cheng Long Elementary School to say goodbye to the students that they have worked with this year to create the 2018 artworks in the wetlands. 2018 artists Myriam du Manoir from France, Marisa Merlin from Italy, Tsuneo Sekiguchi from Japan. Yachu Kang from Taiwan and Chris Lee from Taiwan, along with curator Jane Ingram Allen from USA all came to say goodbye to the children before leaving Cheng Long to return to their homes. We also said goodbye to many old friends in the village of Cheng Long before leaving.  It was a great year in Cheng Long and the artists and volunteers were exceptional this year. This year we also held a symposium about environmental art and communities with participation from many other organizations in Taiwan that have environmental art projects and people in the village of Cheng Long and government sponsors, teachers, many former artists and volunteers and others interested in environmental art and communities. We will have more news soon about the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project so keep watching this Blog.
These photos were taken by Timothy S. Allen showing the goodbyes in the village, at the train station and at the goodbye program at the elementary school in Cheng Long.

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step1: 至溼地邊舀水並挹注於漂流木器中,將鏡子傾斜。

step2: 民眾A站立於作品前方石頭拍照處,民眾B依太陽方位手動水平調整漂流木器,找出折射於民眾A臉上的“白色光線”。

step3: 民眾B緩慢移動鏡子前後傾斜角度(約40度),直至白色光線成為彩虹顏色。

step4: 民眾A閉起雙眼,享受彩虹當下照映眼臉的靜心之美。

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謝謝“簡單樂團”為我們所做的示範(恭喜2013藝術季志工育偉和好友哲宏組團囉!)

Posted by: janeingramallen | May 5, 2018

2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Art Project Opens!

The official press opening for the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project was Friday, May 4, 2018, at 10-11:30 AM in the Cheng Long Wetlands, Cheng Long Village, Yunlin County, Taiwan. Many TV and newspaper reporters and other journalists were there along with important guests and sponsors. Cheng Long Elementary School students performed
traditional folk songs for entertainment at the event and artists led everyone on a tour of the new artworks.

This weekend May 5 and 6 there will be public DIY activities in the Cheng Long Wetlands with the international artists at the site of their artworks. The public activities are 3 – 6 PM on Saturday and from 9:30 to 11:30 AM and 3-6PM on Sunday. Everyone is invited to come out and meet the artists and see the finished artworks.

Here are photos of the 2018 artworks taken early this morning by Timothy S. Allen (allentimphotos2.wordpress.com) The 2018 Cheng Long Art Project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen from America and Chao-mei Wang from Taiwan.:

“Rainbow Time Machine” by Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan

“Cheng Long Shelter” by Chris (Kuei-chi) Lee of Taiwan

“Through the Time” by Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan

 

Wings Over the Wetlands” by Myriam du Manoir of France

 

“9 Waves” by Firman Djamil of Indonesia

 

“9 Bridges” by Marisa Merlin of Italy

For the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project, each selected artist works closely with a classroom of elementary students from Cheng Long Elementary School.  The artists work with their class every Thursday afternoon during the residency time for the artists in Cheng Long village, Yunlin County, Taiwan.  Children and many villagers also come out after school and on the weekends to help the artists.

Myriam du Manoir of France has the 6th grade class, and the children have learned about French culture including a traditional folk dance and helped Myriam to do weavings with recycled clothing on the large “wings” artwork she is creating..
Firman Djamil of Indonesia has the 2nd grade class. His students have learned about working with bamboo which is a big part of his culture, and they have helped him to make parts of his “9 Waves” installation.
Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan has the 3 rd grade class. She has taught her students about the QR code reference in her artwork and about its relationship to knitting and textiles. The children helped her make some fabric from natural rope and oyster shells for her installation.
Chris Lee of Taiwan has the 1st grade class. The students working with Chris have learned about his artwork “Cheng Long Shelter” and how to make a really large sculpture with recycled bamboo. They wrote wishes on some of the bamboo pieces included in the sculpture and will also hang some oyster shells on his artwork.
Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan has the 5th grade class. Tsuneo has taught his class about Japanese culture and served them traditional Japanese tea as well as involved them in helping to make his artwork “Rainbow Time Machine”. He projected rainbows on the faces of the students with eyes closed to emphasize that we are all the same with our eyes closed.
Marisa Merlin of Italy has the 4th grade class. Marisa’s students have learned about Italian culture and that Leonardo da Vinci designed arches or bridges the same way she made her sculpture “9 Bridges”. Children learned how to put together the bamboo poles to make a bridge structure that reminds one of Roman arches as well as ancient Chinese bridges.

 

Here are some photos showing the 2018 artists working with the children at Cheng Long Elementary School and at the artwork sites in the Cheng Long Wetlands  to share their culture and teach them about their environmental artworks.  Photos are by Timothy S. Allen (allentimphotos2.wordpress.com)  This art project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen of the USA and Chao-mei Wang of Taiwan.

Posted by: janeingramallen | April 30, 2018

New Artworks Rising in Cheng Long Wetlands, Yunlin County, Taiwan

The 6 international artists selected for the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project continue making their large-scale environmental artworks in the wetlands of Cheng Long village, Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan.

The press opening of the 2018 art project in Cheng Long is on Friday, ,May 4 at 10AM, and all the artworks will be completed by then. Thanks so much to all the villagers and other volunteers who are working hard to help the artists finish their artworks.

The public is invited to come to see the new artworks and participate in opening weekend DIY activities on Saturday afternoon May 5 and all day Sunday, May 6.  This year, since it is the 9th anniversary of the art project in Cheng Long, there will also be a symposium on May 12 and 13 at Cheng Long Elementary School.  The symposium titled “Environmental Art & Communities” will be an opportunity to exchange information and learn more about how environmental art can impact communities and discuss the future of environmental art in Taiwan.  To register for the symposium see the posting on this Blog or contact Chao-mei Wang at chenglong.artproject@gmail.com

Below are some photos of the 2018 artworks as progress on them continues.  It is great to see some of the new artworks being installed in the shallow water areas in parts of the wetlands and on land across from the wetlands.  It does take a village to make this art project, and we greatly appreciate the skill and knowledge of the local people who help the artists every year to build and install the artworks.

Artworks this year are by Myriam du Manoir of France, Firman Djamil of Indonesia, Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan, Marisa Merlin of Italy,  Kuei-chi (Chris) Lee of Taiwan, and Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan.  The curators of the 2018 art project are Jane Ingram Allen of USA and Chao-mei Wang of Taiwan.  Photos on the Blog are by Timothy S. Allen.

The weather is very hot and humid in Cheng Long now, and thanks to everyone for all of the very hard work to make this art project ready for the opening on Friday, May 4.

Many people helped move and install Ya-chu’s artwork in the wetlands near the bird blind area.

Marisa’s 9 bridges are all up now, and she and her volunteer are tying them again to make them stronger.

 

 

A crew from Taiwan Public Television came to interview the artists.

Tsuneo’s “Rainbow Time Machine” is waiting for the monkeys that he will create on the limbs of the tree in his diorama.

Chris Lee and volunteers continue to work on the ramp floor for his Cheng Long Shelter installation.

You can start to see the QR code reference now in Ya-chu Kang’s installation.

Villagers and volunteers helped with the installation of parts of Ya-chu Kang’s artwork.

Tsuneo is shaping some driftwood collected at the local beach to make part of his artwork.

Firman is giving his artist night presentation with his volunteer.

Firman is making 9 support structures now for his 9 bamboo waves.

Ya-chu’s volunteer Ivy peeks out from behind the fabric of oyster shells and rope that will come down from the huge bamboo knitting needle in the artwork.

Myriam’s big wings are almost ready to install. Many volunteers helped with the weaving.

We were invited to a wedding banquet by a local family on Saturday. The bride was beautiful in red for the first appearance and later changed to the traditional white wedding dress. The lunch was amazing with 12 or more dishes, all delicious.

Firman is installing some of his 9 Waves in the wetlands now.

Work continues on the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project. 6 new environmental artworks are being created in the wetlands for this year’s art project. Myriam du Manor from France is making “Wings Over the Wetlands; Chris Lee of Taiwan is creating “Cheng Long Shelter”; Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan is making “Rainbow Time Machine”; Marisa Merlin of Italy is creating 9 Bridges; Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan is making “Through the Time” and Firman Djamil of Indonesia is making “9 Waves”. Some of the artists will begin installing the works in the wetlands this weekend, and everything is on schedule for the finish of all the artworks in time for the press opening on Friday May 4. Keep watching this Blog for more photos and to see the finished artworks. The public is invited to come to Cheng Long Wetlands, Yunlin County, Kouhu Township, Taiwan for the public activities on Saturday May 5 in the afternoon and all day Sunday May 6. This exhibition is curated by American artist, curator and art writer Jane Ingram Allen and Chao-mei Wang, Taiwanese environmental educator , with the support of Kuan Shu Educational Foundation and other sponsors.

Here are some of the latest photos showing the continuing progress on the large-scale environmental artworks for 2018 in Cheng Long Wetlands:

Chris Lee and volunteers put in a floor in his “Cheng Long Shelter” artwork.

Chris Lee’s “Cheng Long Shelter on May 25; water is rising there!

Firman Djamil has completed 8 waves for his planned installation of “9Waves”.

Firman and his volunteer are testing the depth of the water in the wetlands where he will install “9 Waves”.

Marisa Merlin’s volunteer is tying together many bamboo poles for her installation of “9 Bridges”.

Marisa Merlin continues to put together her “9 Bridges” installation on land across from the wetlands.

Many community people and volunteers are helping to do the weaving on Myriam du Manoir’s artwork “Wings Over the Wetlands”.

Old clothing woven into the large wings for Myriam’s installation.

Myriam is also weaving some of the diamond shapes with reeds growing near the wetlands.

Tsuneo’s work showing deer and tree formed with charred bamboo.

Tsuneo looking through the bamboo background for his tableau in “Rainbow Time Machine”

fYachu Kang’s QR Code forms made with bamboo and oyster shells that will form part of her artwork in the shallow water of the wetlands.

Yachu and her volunteer make more for her installation with oyster shells and natural rope.

 

The international artists for the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project are making good progress on the 6 new artworks for 2018.  The art project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen from America and Chao-mei Wang from Taiwan and organized by the Kuan Shu Environmental Education Foundation in Cheng Long village, Yunlin County, Taiwan. This is the 9th year of the annual international environmental art project, and 2018 has the theme of “What a Difference 9 Years Makes”.  Artists who have participated as selected artists in previous years were invited to send proposals. The 2018 selected artists are:
Myriam du Manor from France who came to Cheng long first in 2010
Firman Djamil from Indonesia who came first in 2011
Ya-chu Kang from Taiwan who came first for the art project in 2013
Tsuneo Sekiguchi from Japan who came in 2015
Marisa Merlin of Italy who also came in 2015
Chris Lee from Taiwan who first came for the art project in 2016

Below are photos showing the progress that the artists are making on their new artworks. The public opening weekend is May 5 and 6 and everyone is invited to come to see the finished installations.  On Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday May 5 and 6 there will be DIY activities with the artists for people of all ages. Check back here for more photos and information on the 2018 art project in Cheng Long.  Photos in this Blog are by Timothy S. Allen (allentimphotos2.worpress.com)

Chris Lee’s Cheng Long Shelter going up.

Myriam du Manoir’s Wings over the Wetlands in process

Ya chu Kang’s artwork being constructed in a park across from the wetlands

Firman Djamil of Indonesia and his volunteer continue making his “9 Waves” art installation in the bird blind area at Cheng Long Wetlands

Firman Djamil preparing many bamboos for his installation “9 Waves”.

Tsuneo Sekiguchi from Japan and his volunteer continue working on his Rainbow Time Machine artwork in the beautiful sunset at Chang Long Wetlands.

Volunteers help tie together the framework for Myriam’s big “wings” artwork.

 

Marisa Merlin of Italy continues her work on 9 Bridges, and some volunteers from the village brought a small tent to help protect the artist and volunteers from the hot sun.

Ya-chu Kang’s artwork with oyster shells and bamboo grows over the water of the wetlands

Sunset view of Tsuneo’s Rainbow Time Machine

Sunset view of Chris Lee’s Cheng Long Shelter

Setting up one of the “bridges” for Marisa’s artwork

Burning some bamboo to get the black charcoal color to create the deer on Tsuneo’s Rainbow Time Machine

Chris Lee and volunteers continue to make his artwork Cheng Long Shelter

Both wings for Myriam’s artwork have the main structure finished, and now more weaving is needed to fill in some of the diamond shapes.

Tsuneo is using split bamboo to fill in the background for the diorama of an ideal landscape he is creating  on his artwork Rainbow Time Machine.

Chris Lee and a volunteer continue working on his Cheng Long Shelter.

Ya-chu Kang and her volunteer use a raft to carry out more materials to add to her art installation

Children are helping to remove some of the bricks used in an artwork last year so that there is a good clear space for Marisa’s new artwork “9 Bridges”.

Not Always working artists and volunteers have an early morning Yoga class with Japanese artists Tsuneo

Posted by: janeingramallen | April 24, 2018

Artists Working in the Cheng Long Wetlands of Taiwan

The 6 international artists for 2018 are now working very hard in the wetlands of Cheng Long, Yunlin County, Taiwan, to create new sculpture installations on the theme of “What a Difference 9 Years Makes”.   For 2018 the artists making new works are:  Myriam du Manoir from France; Marisa Merlin from Italy, Tsuneo Sekiguchi from Japan, Firman Djamil from Indonesia, Chris Lee from Taiwan and Ya-chu Kang from Taiwan.  These artists have all been to Cheng Long before during the 9 years of the project, and they are experiencing the changes in the village and the wetlands over the years.

Jane Ingram Allen, Curator from America, did not come to Cheng Long last year, and she was surprised that the wetlands have much more water now, and is is quite deep water!  There are fewer places it is possible for artists to work in the wetlands and to put the new artworks that come each year.  Because Taiwan did not have a bad typhoon last year, many of the old artworks were still standing, though damaged from winds.  We removed and recycled 4 artworks from previous years to make a good place for the new artworks.  Some artworks from previous years are still on view in the wetlands that were not in places that were needed for 2018.  Artists this year require big spaces on land and shallow water, and although the wetlands are very big now, it is not possible for the 2018 artists to put their works far out in the water or for people to view them from such a distance.

We have found good places now for all the new artworks, and you can see them rising at the sites selected.  Everyone is having a good time with the Cheng Long Elementary School children and the villagers.  On Thursday afternoons the artists are working with their class of school children to help the children learn about their country and to introduce their new artwork and get the children involved in helping to make it.  In the next few weeks we will continue to post new photos showing the progress on the 2018 artworks.

The opening weekend for the 2018 art project is May 5 and 6, and there will be public activities with the artists at their site each day that weekend.  Check back here for more details and to see the finished artworks for the opening ceremony and press conference on Friday, May 4.  Lots of hard work to do in these next two weeks!

Villager taking a raft for Ya-chu Kang to use to carry materials to her site in the wetlands water near the bird blind.

Chris Lee and his volunteer are staring to put up the foundation for his “Cheng Long Shelter” artwork on land near the highway that is partly wet now.

Artists and volunteers and villagers work together to raise the big arch of bamboo for Tsuneo Sekiguchi’s artwork sited on the partly muddy land near the highway in the wetlands.

 

Marisa Merlin working on her installation called 9 Bridges, measuring and cutting many pieces of bamboo. Her work will be sited on land that is dry so people can walk into it.

Myriam du Manoir and her volunteer are starting to make the framework for her large wings on land across from the wetlands, and then will install them later in a shallower area of the wetlands.

 

Firman Djamil is working now inside the bird blind to make his sculpture with bamboo, called “9 Waves”. It will be installed later in the shallower water of the wetlands. He is working on Wave #4 now!

 

Sunset in the wetlands behind Tsuneo’s arch that is the beginning of his artwork “Rainbow Time Machine.

Ya-chu Kang and her volunteer are making many fabric-like pieces with oyster shells and recycled line to use for her artwork that will be installed in the shallower water of the wetlands near the bird blind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photos were taken by Timothy S. Allen from America, and you can see more of his photos at his Blog allentimphotos2.wordpress.com

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