FIBERING-ECO AS A VERB – a screening of Taiwan video works
   

Jul 13, 2018 / Friday
7 PM – 9 PM

FIBERING-ECO AS A VERB – a screening of Taiwan video works
   

Jul 13, 2018 / Friday
7 PM – 9 PM

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Unless astronauts travel through time and space, we still can’t realize how vast the Universe is. If we didn’t experience the global warming, we wouldn’t be able to understand the emergency of ecological practices. Modern civilization causes a grave impact to our living environment. Even though we can comprehend the consequences of ecological changes, the expansion of human desires and overconsumption advocated by mass media make us treat the environmental issues passively. We’re eventually indifferent and think such damages won’t lead to the end of the world. Promotion campaigns and social activities are not enough to awaken everyone’s ecological consciousness.

Prepared by Yunnia Yang, the Taiwanese curator who’s been co-operating with WRO Art Center for many years now, the screening program allows the viewer to contemplate the correlations between the macroecology of the Universe and the microecology of living beings with symbolic metaphors and implicit expressions. The main idea of ​​the program focuses on the thesis that ecology can not only be reduced to love for our planet, but that this feeling must be turned into action.

Gilles Deleuze wrote that “every fiber is a Universe finer”: from human body tissues to all creatures, from everyday life to optical fiber technology, each substance has the composite of fibers. 13 video works presented in 4 chapters (see the BOOKMARKS beside) will provide a place for discussion and reflection on the current situation of the natural environment and the role of the human being in its shaping and behavior.

 

PROGRAM OF THE SCREENING:

Second Wind, Sergey Tsyss (RU), 2012, 5:50
Rubbing the City: Beautiful Dirty Bubble, Tsui Kuang-Yu (TW), 2012, 7:00
Renew: the future not future, Zhang Xu Zhan (TW), 2010, 5:00
Arcadia, Rick Fisher (CA), 2014, 4:50
Making of Eve Clone I, Lin Peychwen (TW), 2016, 9:00
Post Human, Shih Chang-Jay (TW), 1995, 11:20
Double, Huang Zan-Lun (TW), 2015, 12:55
Fashion To Die For, Lynn Estomin (US), 2015, 6:00
Solastalgia, Isabelle Hayeur (CA), 2014, 14:45
entro(SCO)py, Marie-France Giraudon (CA), 2015, 15:30
Imago Typhonis, Albert Merino (SP), 2016, 10:00
Insatiable (director: Jawshing Arthur Liou, sound composition: Rachel Weaver) (TW), 2010, 10:00
21 grams, Wang Ding-Yeh (TW), 2011, 7:00

 

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CHAPTER 1

Eco Creativity

Facing the exhaustion of resources and endangerment of environment, how can human creativity and actions overturn poor living conditions?

Second Wind, Sergey Tsyss (RU), 2012, 5:50
Rubbing the City: Beautiful Dirty Bubble, Tsui Kuang-Yu (TW), 2012, 7:00

CHAPTER 2

Eco Apocalypse

A world in the utopian perspective, in which human beings trap themselves into a kind of swamp endangering the whole ecology without awareness.

Renew: the future not future, Zhang Xu Zhan (TW), 2010, 5:00
Arcadia, Rick Fisher (CA), 2014, 4:50
Making of Eve Clone I, Lin Peychwen (TW), 2016, 9:00
Post Human, Shih Chang-Jay (TW), 1995, 11:20
Double, Huang Zan-Lun (TW), 2015, 12:55

CHAPTER 3

Eco Human Chain

Between human civilization and ecological ethics. “Ecology” in Greek means “house”, a man and his internal/external house. A family living together in harmony can nurture others and enrich their life. Unless overwhelmed by possession and exploitation, then the house will be destroyed.

Fashion To Die For, Lynn Estomin (US), 2015, 6:00
Solastalgia, Isabelle Hayeur (CA), 2014, 14:45
entro(SCO)py, Marie-France Giraudon (CA), 2015, 15:30

CHAPTER 4

Eco Mythology

A mysterious dialogue with nature and civilization. Building own myths by means of myths depicting human rationality and sensibility, reality and fantasy.

Imago Typhonis, Albert Merino (SP), 2016, 10:00
Insatiable (director: Jawshing Arthur Liou, sound composition: Rachel Weaver) (TW), 2010, 10:00
21 grams, Wang Ding-Yeh (TW), 2011, 7:00

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