Open Contemporary Art Center (OCAC) peLifepatch



  • 〈Deposits of The Island〉, 2019, site-specific installation, workshop and activities. Dimensions variable , Courtesy of the artist
    Participants
    LO Shih Tung, CHEN Szu Han, CHEN Bo Zheng, WU Sih Chin, LIU Yu, WANG Hsiang Ping, Posak Jodian, YAN

Deposits of The Island

 

 The collaborative process between OCAC (Open Contemporary Art Center) and Lifepatch began with the project CO-Temporary#2: Itu Apa Island in 2017. The project accommodated artists from both Taiwan and Indonesia at the not-yet-launched new venue of Lifepatch, where members of both groups lived and sculpted in the space collectively. In The Strangers from beyond the Mountain and the Sea, OCAC and Lifepatch once again assemble and visit multiple places around Taiwan to engage with places where people gather, while exploring the circulation between the human and the natural , information and objects, moving experience and locality.
 
The collaborative work, Deposits of the Island, aims to build a place of encounter and exchange. It invites audience to become the agents in this journey, using sound and playful games as a medium to evoke hidden stories and to “extract" the layers of historical, geographical and memory in Jinguashi. It also dives into the body memories of migrant workers gathering around ASEAN Plaza and aims to initiate dialogues  through the touch of massage. With this work, OCAC and Lifepatch  aim to lead the audience  through the “hand of the deities” — to learn the spices, herbs and liquor from Taiwan and Indonesia, and further explore their customs, histories, cultures and transformative impacts in the contemporary world.
 



About the Artist


Open Contemporary Art Center (OCAC) peLifepatch

 Founded in 2001, OCAC (Open Contemporary Art Center) is a collective and artist-run space that focus on initial nexus between art and society. facilitate the space as a garage and laboratory, in which accommodate artists and creative ones creating dialogue, sharing their joy of labor, initiating movement and journey.
 
In recent years, OCAC has been travel around the region in Southeast Asia, engaging series  collaborative projects, Making noises in the flat repeated art world. Important projects of OCAC include ThaiTai: A Measure of Understanding (2012 - 2014); CO- Temporary: Southeast Asia - Taiwan Forum and Exchange Program on Arts and Culture (2016); the collaborative project with Lifepatch, CO- Temporary #2: Itu Apa Island (2017); and PETAMU Project (2018).
 

Lifepatch
 

 Founded in 2012, Lifepatch is a community-based citizen initiative that promotes –cross-disciplinary creative work in art, science and technology. Lifepatch invites members and anyone involved in their activities to research, explore and develop the presence of technology, natural resources, and human resources in the surrounding area. Upholding the spirit of Do It Yourself (DIY) and Do It With Others (DIWO), the practice of Lifepatch encourages new forms and creativities from interactions between people as well as individuals and communities
 
The mission of Lifepatch is to be useful in developing the potential of human resources and natural resources, building bridges of domestic and international collaboration, providing open access for everyone to research sources and the results of development that have been carried out. Lifepatch members come from various disciplinary backgrounds with both formal and informal education. They mostly live in Indonesian cities, such as Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru and Bogor, which is the main reason why Lifepatch relies on technology and the internet for communication and their work.

Participants
LO Shih Tung, CHEN Szu Han, CHEN Bo Zheng, WU Sih Chin, LIU Yu, WANG Hsiang Ping, Posak Jodian, YANG Ching Wen, AGUS TRI BUDIARTO, WISNU WISDANTIO, FERIAL AFIFF, ANDREAS SIAGIAN, NOVA RACHMAD BASUKI