The Insatiable is part of a video series titled Feast and Metamorphosis, which was created during an artistic residency in my home country Taiwan. It is my first body of work produced there after 16 years of living abroad. It echoes the theme of my video series, Things that are edible, in 2002. While Things… addresses food related issues of migration, nostalgia, and cultural stereotype, The Feast… focuses on the fascination about the authentic food experiences in Taiwan. The Insatiable is composited from a dozen footages filmed at an open night market. The visual strategy adopts a fusion of microscopic and macroscopic perspectives. The streetlights and mingling walkers are transformed into bodies of massive creatures, bearing resemblance to snakes, dragons, or even huge intestines.
Jawshing Arthur Liou, born in 1968 in Zhongli, Taiwan, he received a BA in Journalism from the National ChengchiUniversity. He went to the United States to study art in 1994. Liou received his MFA in Photography and ElectronicIntermedia at the University of Florida in 1998. Liou is currently a Professor of Digital Art and the Director of Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University.